Veteran artistes entertained the audience online presenting songs and poems at a programme, titled ‘Nana Ronger Dinguli’, held on Tuesday.
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy organised the event, which was streamed live on the academy’s official Facebook page.
Syed Hasan Imam, eminent researcher-musician Mustafa Zaman Abbasi, thespian Ataur Rahman, poet Rubi Rahman, instrumentalist Milon Bhattacharya, singer Haimanti Rakshit Das, Samarjit Roy, Suborno and others participated in the programme, presided over by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy director general Liaquat Ali Lucky.
Poet Rubi Rahman recited self-penned poems ‘Manush’ and ‘Alor Abhishek’.
Syed Hasan Imam recited Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s poem ‘Ami’.
Samarjit Roy sang popular yesteryear song Muchhe jawa din guli amay je pichu dake and a shyama sangeet, composed by Kamalakanta Bhattacharya, Amar sadh na mitilo.
Haimanti Rakshit Das rendered romantic song Je chhilo drishtir simanay along with Chokher jol. ‘Humans have always triumphed over all pandemics. If we follow health guidelines, we will surely win against the coronavirus,’ said Syed Hasan Imam.
Rubi Rahman said, ‘Humans are social beings. We depend upon each other for our survival. This outbreak has forced people to lock themselves in their homes. Virtual programmes can help connect artistes with the audience and provide must needed respite and recreation. I thank Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy for arranging this online programme.’
‘Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy is committed to promote cultural activities among the masses. We have been arranging virtual programmes regularly to entertain people amid the COVID-19 outbreak. We are also working to preserve the works of prominent artistes for upcoming generations,’ said Liaquat Ali Lucky.
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