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Programmes mark Chaitra Sangkranti

The Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation, and musical troupe

Surer Dhaka bade farewell to Bangla Year 1423 through separate programmes at Bangladesh

Shilpakala Academy and Bangabandhu International Conference Centre premises on Thursday


Artistes of cultural organisation Surer Dhara bade farewell to Chaitra (spring) through Tagore songs

at a programme at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre premises on Thursday


They presented evergreen Tagore songs in group and solo presentations at the programme which

began in the afternoon and continued till midnight.

The programme began with group presented of Antara Mama Bikashita Karo by a group of artistes

led by Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya—eminent Tagore singer and also chief of Surer Dhara.

Besides, Bannya also delivered a speech at the programme and she said that this year Surer Dhara

has passed its 25th founding anniversary as the organisation was formed in 1992. She also informed

that the organisation has been celebrating Chaitra Sangkranti since 2002.

Child artistes of the organisation presented Tagore’s children song Moumachhi and Mora Sab Kaje

Haat Lagai on that evening.

The programme also included staging of Tagore’s play Achalayatan by the artistes of Surer Dhara.

The prgoramme ended with performance of Bartha Pran-er Abarjanai followed by Eso Hey Baishakh

Eso Eso at midnight.

Surer Dhara will also celebrate Pahela Baishakh on Friday through a day long progrmame at the

same venue.

Programmes of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation featured

traditional performing arts shows like lathikhela, gambhira, puppet show, puthipath and others.

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy held its programme in the afternoon at the open field of the

academy where gambhira troupe from Chapainababganj, lathikhela troupe from Sirajganj, puppet

troupe from Bangladesh Puppetry Development Academy entertained audience through


Children were offered rides on tradition Ferris wheel at the field, while traditional food items were

also available at the venue.

Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation's programme was held at Experimental Theatre Hall of

Shilpakala Academy. The programme commenced through lighting candles and distribution of

tradition food items like puffed rice, sweetened puffed rice and sweets.

Ustad Shahadat Hossain Khan then moved audience with a presentation of sarod recital where the

seasoned instrumentalist presented a few evening ragas.

Mymensingh-based Jasim Pagla and his troupe then presented a pala titled Gazikalu Champabati,

while Chapainababganj-based gambhira troupe Chapai Gambhira presented gambhira.

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