Bangladesh Cultural Reporters’ Association honoured thespian Ataur Rahman with BCRA Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the country’s cultural arena on Saturday.
BCRA organised the programme marking its 25th founding anniversary. The event, held at Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, featured discussion, awards ceremony and cultural performances.
Jatiya Sangsad deputy speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah virtually attended the programme as chief guest.
State minister for cultural affairs KM Khalid inaugurated the programme cutting a cake. Land secretary M Maksudur Rahman Patwari was present as special guest at the event.
Bangladesh Cultural Reporters’ Association president Ovi Chowdhury presided over the programme while BCRA general secretary Dulal Khan delivered the welcome speech.
‘I am deeply honoured to receive this award. Though I have received many awards in my life, this award is special to me. I thank Bangladesh Cultural Reporters’ Association for honouring me,’ said Ataur Rahman.
‘Our culture is our identity. I thank Bangladesh Cultural Reporters’ Association for organising the event and honouring artistes for their contribution in their respective fields. I wish them all the best,’ said KM Khalid.
‘Every year we celebrate our founding anniversary organising a colourful programme where we honour individuals for their contribution to our cultural arena. I thank all those who have supported us during our journey,’ said Dulal Khan.
Besides Ataur Rahman, BCRA honoured lyricist and journalist Molla Jalal, cultural activist Falguni Hamid, journalist Shaban Mahmood, National Press Club general secretary Farida Yasmin, popular actress Arifa Parvin Moushumi, Nasrin, Adhora Khan, film actor Ferdous Ahmed, filmmaker Hasibur Reza Kallol, popular TV actor Mahfuz Ahmed, Rashed Simanto, news anchor Nadira Ashraf, singers Bappa Mazumder, Rumana Islam and Monir Khan, music composer Kaushik Hossain Taposh and others with BCRA Award 2020 for their contribution in their respective fields.
Following the awards ceremony, artistes entertained the audience presenting songs and dance recitals.
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