‘Bijoy Utsab 2019’ kicks off at Liberation War Museum

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:14, Dec 10,2019

 
 

Artistes present a dance recital on the opening day of ‘Bijoy Utsab 2019’ at Liberation War Museum in Dhaka on Tuesday. — Sony Ramany

A week-long ‘Bijay Utsab 2019’ organised by Liberation War Museum commenced at its auditorium in Agargaon, Dhaka on Tuesday.

The festival, which has been organised by the museum marking Victory Day, is featuring discussions, film screenings, cultural shows and more.

Leading cultural troupes and students of different educational institutions are participating in ‘Bijoy Utsab 2019’, which also features programmes marking Human Rights Day and Martyred Intellectuals Day.

The festival, initially scheduled for inauguration on December 9, commenced at the open stage of the museum with performance by Girl Guides band of Ispahani Girls’ School and College on Tuesday afternoon.

Dean of law faculty at Dhaka University Professor Rahmat Ullah delivered a speech on the topic ‘Bangabandhu O Manobadhikar’ at the museum’s auditorium.

‘Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman raised his voice against human rights violations by Pakistan. Bengalis fought in Liberation War to gain their rights,’ said Professor Rahmat Ullah.

Following which, dance troupe Spandan, recitation troupe Muktodhara Abritti Charcha Kendra, students of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, students of Ispahani Girls’ School and College and others presented dances, songs and recitations at the venue.

Today, the festival will begin with performance by Boy Scouts of Bhasantek School & College. Recitation troupe Shorosruti, cultural organisation Wrishiz Shilpi Goshthi, students of Sher-E-Bangla Nagar Govt. Girls’ High School and Bhasantek School & College will perform at the venue.

Besides, Sangbrita Abritti Charcha O Bikash Kendra, Kranti Shilpi Goshti, Satyen Sen Shilpigosthi, Chhayanaut, Sargam Academy, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka Commerce College, Kallyanpur Girls School And College and others will perform at the auditorium in the coming days.

The museum will also organise a three-day programme at Jalladkhana Killing Field in Mirpur marking Martyred Intellectuals Day from December 14 where family members of martyred intellectuals will recall their memories. Artistes of different cultural troupes and educational institutions will pay tribute to the martyred intellectuals by performing songs, dances and recitations.

The festival at Liberation War Museum will end on December 16. The concluding day’s programme will begin in the morning at 10:00 am on the museum premises where students of UCEP School, Society for the Welfare of Autistic Children, SOS Children’s Village and others will entertain the audience presenting songs, dances and recitations.

In the evening, the closing ceremony will feature a traditional performance art show by Kishoreganj-based Khokon Boyati and his troupe.

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