Dhaka, May 10 : Celebrating the 8th anniversary, Indira Gandhi Culture Centre (IGCC) hosted a cultural and yoga programme at Bangladesh National Museum in the city on Wednesday evening.
Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor attended the event as the chief guest where High Commissioner of India Harsh Vardhan Shringla was also present.
The programme of music, dance, recitation and yoga was presented by teachers and students of IGCC, said a press release issued on Thursday.
The month of May is special as two great poets – Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam – were born in this month, it said.
As a tribute to these great poets, IGCC students presented some recitations, songs and dances of the two poets.
Choreographed by Warda Rihab, Manipuri dance teacher of IGCC, two dances were presented by her students – ‘Anandaloke…’ by senior students and ‘Aji Dhaner Khete Roudro Chhayay…” by junior students.
Under the guidance of Hindi teacher, Dr Yogesh Vashista, Tagore’s song ‘Mera Matha Nat kar do….’ and Kazi Nazrul Islam’s poem ‘Kamal Pasha’ were presented by Hindi students.
Also, yoga students presented two items of yoga asanas by junior and senior students under the direction of yoga teacher Mampy Dey.
Kathak dance students, choreographed by IGCC Kathak dance teacher, Munmun Ahmed, presented four dance pieces.
The young ones presented “Holud Gadar Ful….”, another group presented “ Shukno Patay Nupur Paye…..” and two senior students, Ranabir and Riya, presented “Tomar Khola Haway….”.
A short piece of pure Kathak dance was also presented by the students.
Under the guidance of Shakti Nomaan, Art Teacher of IGCC, paintings of art students of IGCC were also displayed in the gallery in front of the auditorium.
At the end of the programme, certificates were given to the students of IGCC who have completed their courses successfully in the year 2017. Crests were also given to the teachers.