Dinajpur District Adivasi Samaj Unnayan Samiti has given a commemorative award to Chowdhury Ataur Rahman, a researcher and analyst on ethnic minorities, in recognition of his contribution to the diversity of cultural life at the national and international levels through the preservation and development of the language, traditions, way of life, diversity, characteristics and culture of ethnic groups.
Artists and organizers of ethnic communities in the Dinajpur region handed over the memento at a function organized on the occasion of the 37th anniversary of BTV's Bonaful Lok Lokalaya program.
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Professor Ganesh Saran, President of Dinajpur District Adivasi Samaj Unnayan Samiti, presided over the award ceremony at Bhairabi Auditorium, Dinajpur.
In recognition for their outstanding contribution to the development of the culture of small ethnic groups in the Dinajpur region through the creation of folklore programs from BTV's Banful, Santal personality researcher Professor Ganesh Saren, cultural organizer of the Orao community late Budsha Orao and Bhagwat Tudo were also awarded honourary mementoes during the event.
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Dinajpur District Adivasi Samaj Unnayan Samiti and Development Initiative for Inclusive People (DIP) have jointly organized the award ceremony.