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.
Renowned cultural organisations celebrated the Victory Day through various cultural events on Monday.
Bangla Academy started the day by placing wreaths at the National Mausoleum Savar paying homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War.
A seminar, presided over by Bangla Academy President and National Professor Dr Anisuzzaman, was arranged in the afternoon at the academy’s Nazrul Stage.
Eminent historian and academy’s former Director General Dr Syed Anwar Husain joined the seminar session titled ‘Victory: History and Significance’ as the solo speaker. Bangla Academy’s Director General Habibullah Siraji and Dr Anisuzzaman also spoke at the event.
Country’s distinguished cultural institution Chhayanaut celebrated the day through an enormous arrangement at Dhaka University’s central playground.
Starting at 3:45pm through raising the national flag by DU Vice-chancellor Prof Akhtaruzzaman, the event included a cultural session with solo and group songs, poetry recitations and dance performances.
The National Academy of Fine and Performing Arts, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) celebrated the day with a range of colourful festivities.
BSA started the day at 8:30 am by placing a wreath at the National Mausoleum by its Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky and other staff members.
At 9 am, a cultural session was organised at the adjacent green valley of the memorial where 500 promising artistes took part in poetry recitations, acrobatics, musical performances and art camp.
The academy also arranged a seminar followed by a cultural session at the National Theatre Hall of BSA in the evening.
The cultural session featured mesmerising performances by BSA artistes, including group and solo musical and dance performances, and poetry recitations by Syed Hasan Imam and Jharna Sarkar.
A daylong photo exhibition organised by Dhaka University Journalists’ Association (Duja) was held on the premises of Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) of the university on Monday, marking the 49th Victory Day.
DU Vice-chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the exhibition titled ‘Victory of Courage’ in the morning while Duja President Raihanul Islam Abir and Joint Secretary Imran Hossain were present among others.
The exhibition remained open for all from 9am to 11:30pm.
The exhibition showcased 150 rare collections of photographs and paper cuttings based on the history of Bangladesh from the British era to the birth of Bangladesh, especially events of the Liberation War and those related to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
A two-day music festival of the Music Department of Dhaka University (DU) begins on Tuesday with the theme ‘Bangla Gaan’ (Bangla Songs), aiming to keep cultural activities alive and thriving in the country.
Organisers said the ‘Music Festival 2019’ will be part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the department that started its journey in 1994.
On the opening day, a colourful procession will be brought out at 10am from Arts Faculty building. Teachers of the department, its present and former students, and staff will join the procession.
DU Vice-chancellor Prof M Akhtaruzzaman will inaugurate 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, will be present as special guests.
Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim will be present as the chief guest at the evening session at 5:30pm.
Commemorating Bangla songs and its creators of the period from ‘Shakta Padabali’ to present, prominent artistes from Bangladesh and India as well as teachers and students of the department will perform during the two-day festival.
Celebrated Indian singer Sreeradha Bandyopadhyay will be present at the first day’s cultural programme.
Over 250 students of the department will present improvised chorus songs on the first and second days of the festival.
Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, in cooperation with the International Film Initiative of Bangladesh (IFIB), organized the screening of the Shahneoyaj Cacoly-directed film “Nodijon” (The River of Colours) on Sunday, December 15 at Goethe-Institut Bangladesh auditorium.
The event was joined by President of the International Film Initiative of Bangladesh (IFIB) Samia Zaman, Dhaka University’s Associate Professor of the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies and actor Wahida Mollick, the film’s actor Pran Roy and director Shahneoyaj Cacoly.
Samia Zaman, in her welcoming speech, said “Almost a year has passed since we started ‘Through Her Eyes’ Film Screening series, which has given us the opportunity to come together regularly to watch and discuss films made by women. A bold film about social injustice against women, ‘Nodijon’ again reminded me about why we thought it was important to have this space.”
The film “Nodijan”, deals with the social and marital consequences of a man divorcing his wife by using the oral 'talaq'; first suspecting her of adultery and then realising his mistake and wanting her back.
Followed by the screening, filmmaker Shahneoyaj Cacoly and actor Pran Roy spoke during a lively Q&A discussion session, moderated by Wahida Mollick.