Different government and cultural organisations will celebrate the 158th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore organising diverse programmes.
The main celebration programme will be organised by cultural affairs ministry at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at 3:00pm today.
Education minister Dr Dipu Moni will be present as the chief guest while chairperson of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Cultural Affairs Simeen Hossain Rimi will be present as special guest at the celebration programme, presided over by state minister for cultural affairs K M Khalid.
Acting secretary of Ministry of Cultural Affairs Dr Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal will deliver the welcome speech.
National professor Anisuzzaman and president of Chhayanaut Sanjida Khatun will be present as speakers at the programme where Liberation War Museum trustee Mofidul Hoque will deliver a Tagore memorial lecture.
Besides, artistes will entertain the audience presenting songs, dances and recitations.
A three-day programme featuring cultural shows and an exhibition showcasing replicas of Tagore’s paintings will also begin at BSA from today.
District administrations will organise celebration programmes featuring songs, dances and more at Shilaidaha in Kustia, Shahzadpur in Shirajgang, Patisar in Naogaon, Dakkhindihi and Pithabhogh in Khulna.
Bangla Academy will celebrate 158th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore organising a programme featuring cultural show, discussion and award giving ceremony at Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad Auditorium today.
The academy will honour Professor Shafiuddin Ahmed, Begum Akhter Kamal and Rabindra Sangeet singer Iqbal Ahmed with Rabindra Puraskar 2019.
Director general of the academy Habibullah Siraji will give the welcome speech and Professor Anwarul Karim will deliver a lecture at the event.
Cultural shows, essay contests on Tagore and discussions will be organised at schools and colleges across the country.
State-run BTV and other private television channels will telecast special music shows marking the day.
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