The 40th Jatiya Rabindra Sangeet Sammelan came to an end at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy's (BSA) National Theater Hall auditorium in Dhaka Sunday.
The three-day flagship event of the Jatiya Rabindra Sangeet Sammelan Parishad (JRSP) featured several programmes this year, celebrating the return of the in-person edition to the capital for the first time after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Eminent academician and researcher Professor Syed Manjurul Islam joined the closing ceremony as the chief guest.
"As an ardent admirer of Rabindranath, I have studied his majestic literary creations, especially his music. And I was also fortunate to explore his exclusive artworks at the Shantiniketan in Kolkata, India. He visited many East Bengal townships and got a close-up look at the people's everyday lives – this experience ultimately showed up in his writing."
"It is impossible to explore and practice all of Rabindranath's talents in one lifetime, and that is why we need arrangements like this convention."
Ekushey Padak winner recitation artist Bhaswar Bandyopadhyay hosted the ceremony, and National Rabindra Sangeet Sammelan Parishad Executive President Atiur Rahman presided over it.