Chhayanaut celebrates Sharat

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Cultural organisation Chhayanaut celebrated Sharat organising a programme at the Bakultala of fine arts faculty of Dhaka University on Friday. Artistes of the organisation entertained the audience singing songs and reciting poems on Sharat. Besides, the programme featured solo and group dance recitals.

‘Chhayanaut regularly tries to organise different programmes to celebrate different Bengali seasons. We have organised today’s progamme to celebrate Sharat,’ Chhayanaut general secretary Laisa Ahmed Lisa said. ‘Nowadays, very few cultural programmes are organised marking Sharat season. Such programmes can play an important role in making the younger generation aware of their roots,’ added Laisa Ahmed Lisa.

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Art Bangla Foundation starts new journey

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The official launch of a new art platform titled Art Bangla Foundation took place on September 17, 2022 with the inauguration ceremony of a group exhibition, ‘Pratibimba Parampara’

State Minister of Cultural Affairs, K M Khalid attended this event as the chief guest. The Director General of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Liaquat Ali, the managing director of Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited Rupali Chowdhury, and the Dean of the Dhaka University’s Fine Arts, Prof. Nisar Hossain, were present as special guests. Prominent actor and Member of Parliament Asaduzzaman Noor graced the ceremony as well.

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Solo exhibition that explores nature and women’s emancipation

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In a solo exhibition currently on view at the Edge Gallery in Gulshan in the capital, painter and printmaker Rokeya Sultana illustrates nature and women’s emancipation.

The exhibition titled An Ode to Joy: Fire, Water and the Essence of Life that features 51 artworks were produced using a variety of techniques, including tempera, lithograph, intaglio, and others.

In her works, Rokeya Sultana—who is also a professor of printmaking at the fine arts department of Dhaka University—has experimented with a variety of colors as well as shapes, concepts, and topics.

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Bangladeshi artworks exhibited in Nepal

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Bangladesh Embassy in Kathmandu, in association with the Siddhartha Art Gallery, is organising an art exhibition in Nepal as part of the celebration of 50 years of Nepal-Bangladesh diplomatic relations.

The event, titled “Spirit of Friendship”, will exhibit artworks and paintings by renowned Bangladeshi artists at the exhibition hall of the Gallery.

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Strengthening cultural awareness

Gram Theatre commemorates anniversary through a boat ride

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The Bangladesh Gram Theater held a cultural boat ride to commemorate its 40th anniversary in Rajshahi on Saturday. The boat ride was called ‘Bangla Natyaer Naujatra’.

Theater President Nasiruddin Yousuf Bachchu opened the journey from the Alupatty top of the Padma River in Rajshahi at 11:00 am.

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National Poet Nazrul’s 46th death anniversary today

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Today is the 46th anniversary of the death of the national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.

The death anniversary of Nazrul, widely known as the rebel poet, is observed in Bangladesh on Bhadra 12 according to the Bangladeshi Bangla calendar.

Different government and socio-cultural organisations, television channels and radio stations have chalked out elaborate programmes marking the day.

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Pathshala opens the door for ‘Expanded’

Exhibition underway at DrikPath Bhobon

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In the capital’s DrikPath Bhobon at Panthapath, the Pathshala South Asian Media Institute on Friday officially opened an exhibition named Expanded.

The show, which has been organized to celebrate World Photography Day, August 19, features the works of eight emerging photographers from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

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Conservationist organization hosts three-day art camp in Khagrachhari

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A nonprofit organization named Pittachhara Forest and Biodiversity Conservation Initiative works to protect Bangladesh’s biological diversity and raise community awareness of how to coexist peacefully with nature in some of the country’s most isolated and rural areas.

A three-day art camp with a focus on saving the environment has been organized by the group in Utitila, East Khedachhora, Matiranga of Khagrachhari.

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Tareque Masud remembered

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People from different walks of life in Manikganj remembered renowned filmmaker Tareque Masud and journalist Mishuk Munier with respect and love on their 11 death anniversary yesterday (August 13, 2022).

Wreaths were placed this morning at the memorial built in their memory at Joka area of Ghior upazila of Manikganj on the Dhaka-Aricha highway. A human chain and a tree plantation programme were also held marking the day.

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Kazi Nazrul’s birth anniv today

Today is the 123rd birth anniversary of the national poet, Kazi Nazrul Islam.
The birth anniversary of Nazrul, widely known as the rebel poet, is observed in Bangladesh on Jaishtha 11 according to the Bangladeshi Bangla calendar.
A poet, lyricist, composer, playwright, novelist, revolutionary and journalist, Nazrul sang equally for freedom and love.
In his short artistic career of just over

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Happy Days staged at Shilpakala Academy

Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days was staged at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday.
Translated by Kabir Chowdhury and adapted and directed by Shuvashis Sinha, the play is a take on the absurdity of life, an investigation into meaning and meaninglessness of human existence.
Although the original play contains two

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Star Cineplex’s branch at Bangabandhu Military Museum opens

Star Cineplex is set to open their branch at Bangabandhu Military Museum today. There will be one screen at this outlet, with state-of-the-art sound system and 183 seats, according to a press release.
The popular cinema hall franchise’s Chattogram branch will be launched at the Bali Arcade this summer, while the Bogura branch will be opened in fall.
Star Cineplex was first launched on

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Bangla Academy to host ‘Pohela Boishakh Mela’ from tomorrow

On the occasion of Bengali New Year, a 10-day long Boisakhi Mela will start from tomorrow at the premises of Bangla Academy. The fair is organised by Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC), and Bangla Academy.
Industrial minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun will inaugurate the fair, tomorrow at 11 am. Director General of Bangla Academy and acclaimed poet Muhammad Nurul Huda will preside over the

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‘Doraemon’ co-creator Fujiko A. Fujio dies at 88

Fujiko A. Fujio, co-creator of iconic manga series Doraemon, has died at age 88.
IGN reported that the manga artist died in his home in Tokyo on Thursday, April 7. According to the report, police were called to the artist’s home that morning after he had collapsed, but he had died by the time they arrived.
Fujiko A. Fujio, whose real name was Motoo Abiko, was one half of the manga writing duo Fujiko Fujio, where

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Chhayanaut to celebrate Pahela Baishakh at Ramna Batamul

Chhayanaut will celebrate Pahela Baishakh organising cultural programmes at Ramna Batamul in the capital on April 14 after a two-year hiatus.
The cultural organisation celebrated Pahela Baishakh in 2020 and 2021 organising online programmes due to the Covid situation.
This year, the celebration programme will begin at 6:15 am.
The announcement was made at a press conference

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Fagua brings rhythm to lives of tea workers

The Fagua festival has a special place in the life of tea workers. Besides an attempt to preserve their heritage, the festival brings rhythm to their arduous and monotonous lives.
Yesterday, tea workers from different areas, belonging to different ethnic groups with their own language and culture, came together as one to mark the Fagua festival, held at Fulchhara football

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Theatre celebrates golden jubilee with Independence Day specials

Celebrating the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence and their journey of 50 years, noted drama troupe Theatre has launched a year-long initiative. Marking Independence Day, they will be staging well-known plays.
The 204th show of the anti-communal drama, “Meraj Fakirer Ma” (1995), written and directed by Abdullah al-Mamun, was staged yesterday at Bangladesh Mahila Samity

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