Sammilita Natya Parishad Sylhet, a platform of Sylhet-based theatre troupes, celebrated its 36th founding anniversary organising a programme recently following social distancing at Kabi Nazrul Auditorium in the city amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Around 50 theatre activists of different troupes participated in the programme that featured theatre shows, dance recitals, recitation and others.
Sammilita Natya Parishad Sylhet started its journey on September 20, 1984.
Theatre activist and freedom fighter Nizam Uddin Laskar, freedom fighter Mashuk Uddin Ahmed, Bangladesh Sangeet Sangathan Samannay Parishad president Himangshu Biswas, SNPS chief director Arindam Datta Chandan, Sammilita Sangskritik Jote Sylhet president Aminul Islam Chowdhury and Bangladesh Nritta Shilpi Sangstha general secretary Nilanjana Zui, among others, attended the event.
The guests inaugurated the programme lighting candles at Kabi Nazrul Auditorium.
SNPS president Mishfaq Ahmed Chowdhury Mishu chaired the programme, which was directed by general secretary Rajat Kanti Gupta.
Artistes of dance troupe Nritya Shaily presented a colourful dance recital. Mokaddes Babul recited poems and artistes of Gitabitan Bangladesh rendered songs.
Besides, theatre activists staged selected parts from three plays namely Bidyut Kar’s ‘Surma Kande’, Syed Shamsul Haque’s ‘Nurul Diner Sarajiban’ and William Shakespeare’s ‘The Marcent of Venice’ at the event.
The organisers also honoured theatre activists Nizam Uddin Laskar and Arindam Datta Chandan for their contribution to theatre arena in Sylhet.
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