Cultural organisations celebrate Victory Day

Rakib Hasan | Published: 22:52, Dec 17,2020


Clockwise from top-left: Artistes present a dance recital at a programme organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Sammilita Sangskritik Jote holds a cultural show at Central Shaheed Minar, Liberation War Museum streams a programme on its Facebook page and Chhayanaut arranges an online programme celebrating Victory Day on Wednesday. — Sourav Lasker/ press release

Different state-run organisations and cultural troupes celebrated the 50th Victory Day organising colourful programmes on Wednesday.

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh National Museum, Bangla Academy, Sammilita Sangskritik Jote, Chhayanaut, Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh Sangeet Sangathan Samannay Parishad, Bangladesh Abritti Samannay Parishad and others arranged special programmes marking the day.

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy arranged a cultural show at National Memorial in Savar in the morning.

Poet Asad Mannan, Nurul Huda, Aslam Sani, Rahima Akter Kalpona, recitation artistes Majumder Biplob, Tamanna Tithi, Abu Naser Manik, singers Ruksana Akter Rupsha, Suchitra Rani, Sohanur Rahman Sohan, Adiba Rahman Setu and others performed at the programme.

Besides, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy artistes performed four group songs, three duet songs and acrobatic show. Bangla College Juba Theatre staged a street play, written and directed by BSA director general Liaquat Ali Lucky, titled Mujib Mane Mukti at the venue. A day-long art camp was held on the BSA premises and a cultural show was arranged at National Theatre Hall in the evening.

Bangladesh National Museum arranged a three-day programme at its Sufia Kamal Auditorium from December 14 to 16. A discussion and recitation show was held at the venue on Wednesday. It was streamed live on Facebook.

Bangla Academy streamed a live programme on its Facebook page marking the Martyred Intellectuals Day and Victory Day on Thursday.

Chhayanaut’s vice president Sarwar Ali, Subrata Barua, Ashim Kumar Ukil and freedom fighter and cultural activist Nasiruddin Yousuff attended the programme as discussants.

Bangla Academy director general Habibullah Siraji delivered the welcome speech at the event, which was presided over by the academy’s president Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan.

Sammilita Sangskritik Jote organised a programme titled Bijoy Utsab 2020 at Central Shaheed Minar. The event featured discussion, songs and recitation. Artistes of Bangladesh Ganasangeet Samannay Parishad commenced the programme rendering the national anthem.

Thespian Ramendu Majumdar read a written statement at the programme, which was presided over by SSJ president Ghulam Quddus and anchored by SSJ’s general secretary Hasan Arif.

Bangladesh Ganasangeet Samannay Parishad artistes rendered a song titled Bijoyer nishan urchhe oi. Besides, renowned recitation artiste Mahidul Islam recited Shamsur Rahman’s poem Abhishap Dichchhi at the event.

Cultural organisation Chhayanaut celebrated Victory Day through an online programme titled Amader Ei Pataka. The event featured songs and recitation. It was streamed live on the Facebook Page and YouTube channel of the organisation.

Renowned singers Laisa Ahmed Lisa, Shaheen Samad, Khairul Anam Shakil, Biman Chandra Biswas, poet Jahurul Haque Khan and popular actor-director Tropa Majumder performed at the event.

Liberation War Museum streamed a live concert titled Songs of Freedom on its Facebook page.

Former cultural affairs minister and trustee of Liberation War Museum Asaduzzaman Noor delivered the welcome speech at the event, which was hosted by Rafiqul Islam.

Popular bands namely Maqsood O’ dHAKA, Spandan, Pahar and others performed at the event.

Bangladesh Sangeet Sangathan Samannay Parishad celebrated Victory Day streaming a live programme on its Facebook page.

The programme was hosted by the organisation’s general secretary Bishawjit Roy. Renowned journalist and columnist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury participated in the programme as discussant and eminent Tagore singer and Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra artiste Tapan Mahmud performed songs.

Bangladesh Abritti Samannay Parishad, an umbrella organisation of recitation troupes, has organised a three-day recitation programme marking the day. The programme, which commenced on Wednesday, is being streamed live on the organisation’s Facebook page.

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