A yearlong programme aiming to promote theatre troupes and cultural activities was launched by Sylhet Shilpakala Academy on Thursday.
Ekushey Padak winning folk singer Sushama Dash inaugurated the programme at the auditorium of the academy.
Sylhet Zilla Press Club president Tapos Das Purkayastha, Sammilita Natya Parishad Sylhet chief director Arindam Datta Chandan and its president Mishfaq Ahmad Mishu, Sylhet Metropolitan Police deputy commissioner Faysal Mahmud and SNPS general secretary Rajat Kanti Datta, among others, attended the inaugural ceremony, chaired by district cultural officer Asit Baran Dash Gupta.
At least one play would be staged at the academy under the initiative.
Following the inaugural ceremony, Sylhet-based theatre troupe Little Theatre Sylhet staged its production Bhaibe Radharaman, which has been composed by Tanvir Nahid Khan and directed by Abdul Kaiyum Mukul.
Bhaibe Radharaman depicts life and works of Radharaman along with the way of life of people of the then era.
After the show of the play, the organisers handed over souvenirs to activists of Little Theatre Sylhet.
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