One of the leading mobile operators in the country, Robi, marked the first anniversary of its re-branding. Robi, earlier known as AKTEL, arranged ‘Bangladesh Mela’ for the second time. Showcasing Bangladesh’s opulent culture and heritage, the daylong fair was held at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on March 28. Robi also arranged cultural programmes countrywide on the day.
Pop star Mila performed her hits “Dola” and “Tumi Ki Shara Debey” while the uncrowned queen of folk songs Momtaj rendered her ever-popular “Morar Kokiley” and “Nantu Ghatok” at the event. Lux-Channel i Superstar Bidya Sinha Saha Mim danced to the song “Amar Achhey Jol” [recorded by actress-singer Shaon]. Rock bands LRB, Metal Maze and others also performed on the day.
Robi also honoured 11 Birangana [woman freedom fighters]. Following a brief speech, Axiata Bangladesh Ltd’s Chief Marketing Officer, Bidyut Kumar Basu, awarded them. The awardees also expressed their views on the occasion.
The highlight of the event was the launch of the Robi theme Song “Amar Robi”. Singer Hridoy Khan has lent his voice to the song that was formerly recorded by singer Momtaj. Filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki has directed the music video for the song. An exclusive laser show featuring Bangladesh’s cultural elements, history, heritage and architecture followed.
The stage was aesthetically designed. Seeing phanush (traditional balloons) making their way to the sky was an amazing experience. Replicas of Cox’s Bazar, Sundarban, Shaheed Minar, the gate of Lalbagh Fort, several book stalls, nagardola and more were big draws at the fair.
The turnout was impressive, especially in the evening. People from all walks of life enjoyed the event.
Courtesy of The Daily Star