To celebrate the birth anniversary of the national poet, Channel-i has arranged a fair titled 'AB Bank-Channel-i Nazrul Mela 2014' for the 9th time at Channel-i premises on Saturday and Sunday, May 24-25.
At the programme noted Nazrul Sangeet singer Nilima Das was conferred Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contribution in the field of Nazrul Sangeet.
About the award Nilima expressed that she had been teaching Nazrul Sangeet since many years that led her to receive such an honour at the last phase of her life which is an inspiration to her.
The award was presented to Nilima jointly by Chief News Editor of Channel-i Shaikh Siraz and Managing Director of Channel-i Faridur Reza Sagor.
Along with this award giving ceremony, two albums by the prominent singer Ferdous Ara titled 'Walton Ghare Ghare Ganer Utsob' and 'Nazrul Sangeet Samagro Part 1' was released by the guests who attended the ceremony.
The fair started at 11:05am where Nazrul exponents, researchers, noted and singers were present.
The fair included children's paintings, a photo gallery of Nazrul's biography, performance of Nazrul Sangeet, dance, poetry recitation and so on.
Apart from the cultural programme, the fair also contained 20 stalls including various food stalls, art craft stalls and Chef Keka Ferdousi's kitchen.
The fair was directed by Amirul Islam and Shahidul Alam Sachchu and hosted by Apu Mahfuj and Moushumi Barua. The event was caught live by Channel-i and Radio Bhoomi.