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44th anniversary of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy celebrated

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44th anniversary of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy celebrated
A group of dance artistes perform at an event to mark 44th founding anniversary of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at its Nandan Mancha yesterday. Photo : jaki zaman

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), the premier cultural organisation of the country, celebrated its 44th founding anniversary through an elaborated programme on its premises in the capital’s Segun Bagicha area yesterday.

The programme began with releasing balloons and performance of a new national band party.

At the programme, noted dance artistes Laila Hasan, Minu Haq, Zinnat Barkatullah, Doly Iqbal, Fatema Kashem, Nilufar Wahid Papri, Sultana Haidar, Selina Hossain and Dr Nigar Sultana participated in a group inaugural dance performance.  

In the second phase, Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor attended a discussion as chief guest, while former Director General of BSA Kamal Lohani and Mustafa Monwar were present as discussants at the programme.

Presided over by Director General of BSA Liaquat Ali Lucky, Cultural Affairs Secretary Ibrahim Hossain Khan was present as special guest.

After the discussion, a documentary on the first Director General of BSA Mostafa Nurul Islam was screened at the event.

In the cultural segment, folk artistes of BSA presented group dances with the songs ‘Sob Loke Koy Lalon Ki Jaat Songsare’ and ‘Monchora Porechhe Dhora’. Artistes of BSA also presented a puppet show. Manipuri dance led by Tamanna Rahman, Bharatnatyam by Shukla Sarkar, Kothakoli by Lubna Marium and Odissi dance by Benazir Salam Sumi were performed at the event.

Besides, Ruposhi Momtaz played violin, while BSA's trainer group presented classical dance, child group of BSA rendered chorus song, small ethnic group performed an indigenous dance, Kangalini Sufia rendered folk song, dance troupe of BSA performed a group dance with the song ‘Basanta Batase Soigo’, while a troupe, led by Nirmol Kumar Das, consisting of 50 members played dotara.

Also, band troupe Gaan Pagol performed at the academy’s Nandan Mancha and BSA acrobatic troupe presented an acrobatic show.

To note, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman established BSA through an act of Parliament as a constitutional organisation under the Ministry of Cultural Affairs on February 19 in 1974. 

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