A ten-day art and literary fair ended at Manikganj Government High School on Friday with prize giving ceremony and cultural show.
Earlier, Manikganj district administration organised the ten-day fair marking the ‘Mujib Barsha’. Health and family welfare minister Jahid Maleaque Sawapam, formally inaugurated the event.
The event was held from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm each day.
Manikganj deputy commissioner SM Ferdous distributed prizes among the winners of the art and cultural competitions and best three stallholders at the closing ceremony.
All the seven upazilas of Manikganj district and Manikganj municipality took part in the competitions.
Chairman of Manikganj Zila Parishad Golam Mohiuddin, public prosecutor of Manikganj Judge Court Abdus Salam, deputy director of Local Government Fauzia Khan, former vice president of Manikganj District Sports Association, general secretary of Manikganj Diabetic Association Sultanul Azam Khan Apel, chairman of Manikganj Sadar Upazila Parishad Israfil Hossain, deputy commander of Manikganj District unit of Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad Momin Uddin Khan and executive magistrate of the district administration Farzana Yasmin were present at the prize distribution ceremony.
Manikganj sadar upazila won the first prize in the Team Category while its singers Roksana Akter Liza secured top prize in Nazrul and Rabindra Sangeet Categories and Shahnaj Poly won in Modern Song Category. Arobinda Mandal and Sathi Akter of Harirampur upazila respectively won in Patriotic and Folk Song categories and Mustafizur Rahman Mamun of Manikganj municipality won top prize in Recitation Category.
The stalls of the department of agriculture extension, department of public health and Manikganj municipality respectively won the first, second and third prizes while the stall by Manikganj district council was awarded special prize.
Besides, Manikganj district administration held a colourful cultural show on January 8. Deputy commissioner SM Ferdous, his wife Afruja Nasrin, deputy director of Local Government Fauzia Khan, Manikganj Sadaur Upazila executive office Asmaul Hosna Liza, assistant commissioner (Land) Ali Razib Mahmud Mithun, revenue deputy collector Syada Samira and others performed at the event.
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