Different organisations celebrated the 160th anniversary of birth of the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore organising online programmes on Saturday amid the Covid situation.
Bangladesh Shipakala Academy, Chhayanaut, Udichi Dhaka Mahanagar Sangsad, Rabindra Sangeet Bikash O Shilpi Sammelan Kendra, Bangladesh Rabindra Sangeet Shilpi Sangstha Dinajpur, Sangskriti and others arranged special programmes featuring discussions, songs, dance recitals, recitations and others.
Bangladesh Shipakala Academy organised an online programme, which was streamed live on its Facebook page at 11:00am.
Cultural affairs secretary M Badrul Arefin was present as special guest at the event, which was presided over by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy director general Liaquat Ali Lucky.
Tagore singers Tapan Mahmud, Salma Akbar, Fahim Hossain Chowdhury, Aniruddha Sengupta, dancers Sharmila Banerjee, Samina Chowdhury, recitation artistes Dalia Ahmed, Maskur E Sattar Kallol and others participated in the programme.
‘The cultural affairs ministry has been working to promote Tagore’s works among the masses. The younger generations should read Tagore’s works and follow in his footsteps,’ said M Badrul Arefin.
‘We have been organising colourful programmes every year marking the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. We celebrated the 160th birth anniversary of Tagore organising an online programme this year due to the on-going Covid crisis,’ said Liaquat Ali Lucky.
Chhayanaut streamed a programme titled Dharo Nirbhoy Gaan on its YouTube channel at 9:00pm.
Tagore artistes Laisa Ahmed Lisa, Satyam Kumar Debnath, Farjana Akter Popy, Mustafizur Rahman Turjo, Sutapa Saha, Abhaya Dutta, Tahmid Wasif, Sifayet Ullah Mukul and others performed at the programme.
Udichi Dhaka Mahanagar Sangsad streamed a live programme on its Facebook page at 7:30pm.
Udichi assistant general secretary Iqbalul Haque Khan delivered the welcome speech at the programme, which was presided over by Udichi central committee member Nibas Dey.
Liberation War Museum trustee Mofidul Hoque, Udichi general secretary Jamshed Anwar Tapan and others spoke at the programme.
Udichi artistes namely Atikuzzaman Mirza, Afrin Oni, Sumit Pal recited poems while Suma Ray, Rabiul Hasan, Sandip Bishwas and Maisha Sultana rendered songs at the event. Besides, dancer Adrita Anwara performed a dance recital synchronised with Tagore song.
The programme was jointly moderated by Anita Rani Das and Kongkan Nag.
Rabindra Sangeet Bikash O Shilpi Sammelan Kendra organised a programme titled Chironutanere Dilo Daak, which was streamed on its Facebook page at 10:00pm.
Tagore artistes namely Elora Ahmed Shukla, Zakir Hossain Tapan, Shafiqur Rahman Khan, Chitra Karmakar and others performed at the event, which was hosted by Mahbuba Kamal.
Bangladesh Rabindra Sangeet Shilpi Sangstha Dinajpur streamed a programme on its Facebook page at 9:30pm.
Local Tagore artistes namely Mohammad Abu Sayeed and Mitul Bhattacharya, Indian artistes Amlan Chowdhury and Maya Dey performed at the programme.
The programme was jointly moderated by Dinajpur-based Tagore artistes Moksed Ali and Sabina Yasmin.
Cultural organisation Sangskriti has arranged a three-day online programme marking Tagore’s birth anniversary. The event, which commenced on Friday, is being streamed on the organisation’s Facebook page at 9:00 pm daily.
On Saturday, Pramod Dutta, Salma Akbar, Sajed Akbar, Pubali Debnath, Moqbul Hossain and others performed Tagore songs at the programme.
Besides, Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, will pay tribute to Rabindranath Tagore streaming an online programme on its Facebook page today at 7:30pm. The event will feature performances by renowned artistes from Bangladesh and India.
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