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Bangla Academy celebrates Tagore’s 158th birth anniversary

Three veterans bestowed with ‘Rabindra Award’
UNB, Dhaka
Bangla Academy celebrates Tagore’s 158th birth anniversary
(From left) Professor Safiuddin Ahmad, Poet Habibullah Siraji, National Professor Anisuzzaman, Professor Anwarul Karim, Professor Aktar Kamal and singer Iqbal Ahmed at the award ceremony. Photo : courtesy

Bangla Academy yesterday celebrated the 158th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.

A colourful event featuring keynote speech, Rabindra Award 2019 giving ceremony and cultural programme at Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad auditorium enthralled the spectators.

Professor Dr Anwarul Karim delivered the keynote speech titled ‘Rabindranath’s Bangladesh: His thoughts on Education and Country’.

Rabindra researchers Professor Begum Akter Kamal and Professor Safiuddin Ahmed; and Rabindra Sangeet singer Iqbal Ahmed were bestowed with ‘Rabindra Puroshkar 2019’.

The awards and prize money worth TK 50,000 was handed over at the event.

Bangla Academy President Emeritus Professor Anisuzzaman and Director General Habibullah Sirajihanded over flowers, certificates, crests and prize money.

Professor Anisuzzaman presided over the programme while the DG delivered the welcome speech.

The event was ended with a colourful cultural presentation on Rabindranath Tagor’s life and versatile works.

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