Marking the 76th death anniversary of Tagore, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) has arranged a discussion and musical programme at its National Music and Dance Centre auditorium today at 6:30pm. The programme titled, “Rabindranath O Bangabandhu”, will have writer-educationist Dr. Hayat Mamud as chief discussant. BSA DG Liaquat Ali Lucky will preside over the programme.
Child artistes of BSA will set the musical event with a choral rendition of songs “Tumi Je Surer Agun” and “Akash Bhora Surja Tara”. Artistes of the Department of Music of Jagannath University, Govt. Music College, Rabindra Sangeet Shilpi Sangstha and Rabindra Sangeet Sammilan Parishad will present choral songs while Tagore singers --Anima Roy, Kamalika Chakraborty, Nusrat Bintey Noor, Sajed Akbar, Salma Akbar, Mohiuzzaman Chowdhury Moyna, Shama Rahman, Fahim Hossain Chowdury and others will render solos.
Noted elocutionists--Syed Hasan Imam, Jayanta Chattopadhyay, Kristee Hefaz and others will recite Tagore poems at the programme.
Besides, to pay homage to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his 42nd death anniversary, BSA is organising a month-long programme “Shilper Aloye Bangabandhu”. Fine Art Department of the academy arranged a two-day (August 4-5) art camp at the National Art Gallery Plaza where noted and promising artists -- Abdul Mannan, Alakesh Ghosh, Ahmed Shamsuddoha, Jamal Ahmed, Shahjahan Ahmed Bikash, Aloptogin Tushar and others took part. The month-long arrangement includes a 15-day (August 1-15) children art competition at all the metropolitan, district and upazila level academies of BSA, a month-long (August 1-31) portrait and painting exhibition of Bangabandhu at Gallery 5 of BSA, a two-day (August 15-16) discussion and cultural event focusing songs with choreographies written on Bangabandhu at National Theatre Hall of BSA and a three-day (August 17-19) staging of Liberation War plays dedicated to the Father of the Nation at Experimental Theatre Hall of BSA.