A two-day music festival of the Music Department of Dhaka University (DU) has began with the theme ‘Bangla Gaan’ (Bangla Songs) as part of its silver jubilee celebration programme.
A colourful procession was brought out at 10 am on Tuesday from the Arts Faculty building which was participated by teachers of the department, its present and former students, and staff.
DU Vice-chancellor Prof M Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the festival at 11am at the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) while Professor Emeritus Dr Rafiqul Islam and DU Pro-VC Dr Nasreen Ahmad, among others, were present as special guests.
Assistant Professor Md Azizur Rahman of Music Department told UNB that the ‘Music Festival 2019’ is a part of the 25th anniversary celebration progreammes of the department that started its journey in 1994.
Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim will be present as the chief guest in the evening session at 5:30pm.
Celebrated Indian singer Sreeradha Bandyopadhyay will be present in the evening session while singer Mita Haque, Tapan Mahmud, Tapan Chowdhury, Sharmin Islam, Swapan Chandra Biswas, Tapasi Rani Ghosh and artistes of the department will perform.
The artistes will commemorate the Bangla songs and its creators (from the period of ‘Shakta Padabali’ to present) during the two-day festival.
Over 250 students of the department will present improvised chorus songs during the festival.