Popular cultural organisation Banhishikha celebrated its 12th founding anniversary through a programme held at Shawkat Osman Memorial Auditorium of Central Public Library on Sunday.
Artistes of Banhishikha, local and Indian artistes entertained the audience with solo and group performances on the occasion.
The cultural show commenced with a group dance recital by artistes of Banhishikha. Titled ‘Pransokha Amar’, the recital was directed and compiled by Sahida Rahman Surovi. Artistes depicted the relationship between people and rivers in rural Bengal through colourful dance performances synchronised with songs like Nao Chhariya De, Kaalo Jole, Jole Giya Chhilam Soi and others.
Dancers from Indian dance organisation Sangeet Satra of Assam, India also entertained the audience at the programme. The dancers, wearing golden attire, presented Assamese traditional dance Satrio Nritya at the event.
Banhishikha artistes entertained the audience with chorus rendition of popular folk songs like Shah Abdul Karim’s Gram er Nao Jowan, Hason Raja’s Baula K Banailo Re and others.
Noted folk artiste Sunil Karmakar in solo rendered several songs including Jalal Kha’s Manush Thuye Khoda Bhojo.
Noted singer Fakir Alamgir, eminent dancer Minu Haque, social activist Neli Islam, president of Sammilito Sangskritik Jote and founder of Banhishikha Golam Kuddus, among others, spoke on the occasion.
A full house audience enjoyed the show.
‘I have enjoyed the programme greatly. The performance by the Assamese troupe was very entertaining. Besides, artistes presented songs of different bards at the programme. I hope they will organise more such shows in future,’ Ananna Debnath, an audience member, told