A three-day Lalon memorial festival began at legendary mystic bard Fakir Lalon Shah’s birth place at Harishpur village of Harinakundu upazila in Jhenaidah on Thursday night.
Jhenaidah district administration has organised the festival, which is featuring discussions, cultural shows and a fair.
Lalon followers from across the country are attending the event.
Jhenaidah deputy commissioner Saroj Kumar Nath inaugurated the festival as chief guest around 10:00pm.
Following the inaugural ceremony, a discussion on Lalon’s philosophy was held at the venue.
Jhenaidah district Awami League general secretary and sadar municipality mayor Saidul Karim Mintu, Harinakundu upazila chairman Jahangir Hossain, upazila nirbahi officer Syeda Nafis Sultana, Harinakundu municipality mayor Faruk Hossain and union parishad chairman Polash Miah, among others, attended the programme as special guests.
Besides, a souvenir published by Jhenaidah Lalon Academy titled Lalon was launched at the programme.
After the discussion programme, Lalon artistes from across the country entertained the audience rendering songs of Lalon.
Artistes rendered songs namely Dhanya dhanya boli tare, Ke banailo, Lalon bole jater ki rup, Milon hobe koto dine and more.
The festival will end today.
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