Observer Cultural Correspondent
Yesterday (March 26) marked the Independence and National Day. To mark the day, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh National Museum, National Academy of Fine Arts, the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, Performing Arts organised several programmes, featuring discussion, poetry recitation, musical soiree, film screening and various cultural events.
To observe the day, Bangladesh National Museum organised a discussion and musical soiree at the Independence Complex of Suhrawardy Udyan on March 26. Faizul Latif Chowdhuruy, director general of Bangladesh National Museum inaugurated the event. A poetry recitation programme was also held at the Nalini Kanta Bhattasali Gallery of the National Museum. Cultural Minister Asaduzzaman Noor inaugurated the event. Dr Syed Monzzorul Islam, member of the Board of Trustees, Bangladesh National Museum presided over the event. Elocutionists Syed Hasan Imam, Ramendu Majumdar, Ashraful Alam, Keya Chowdhury, Bashwar Banarjee, Pijush Bondyopadhyay, Jayanto Chattopadhyay and others recited poems at the programme.
Dr Ranjit Kumar Biswas, secretary, Ministry of Cultural Affairs addressed a discussion at Nandan Mancha of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy as chief guest. Liaquat Ali Lucky, director general of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy presided over the programme. Noted sculptor and freedom fighter Ferdousi Priyabhashini was present as special guest at the event. Dr Nujhat Chowdhury, daughter of martyr Dr Alim Chowdhury and Asif Munier, son of martyr Munier Chowdhury spoke at the discussion.
To celebrate the day, Bangla Academy also arranged several programmes. Dr Moshiur Rahman, Prime Minister's Economic Affairs Adviser spoke at a discussion at the Nazrul Mancha of Bangal Academy as chief guest. Professor Emeritus Dr Anisuzzaman, president of Bangla Academy presided over the discussion. Shamsuzzaman Khan, director general of Bangla Academy delivered the welcome speech on the occasion. Educationist Dr Shamsul Bari, cultural personalities Ramendu Majumder and M Hamid also spoke at the event.
Theatres in capital Dhaka - Jamuna Block Buster, Star Cineplex, Balaka, Shayamoli and Jonaki- screened the film produced by Faridur Reza Sagar. The cast of the film included Khairul Alam Sabuj, Mahmudul Islam Mithu, Kazi Raju, Riaz Mahmud Jewel, Pavel Islam, Sabbir Ahmed, Bithi Rani Sarker, Junayed Halim, Shafiul Alom and Nafa, among others. Besides, local satellite television channels and radio stations aired an array of quality programmes to pay homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War in 1971.
Channel I arranged a fine art programme titled "Rong Tulite Muktijuddha". Preeminent educationist Professor Borhanuddin Khan Jahangir inaugurated the day long art camp as chief guest. The Liberation War Museum also honoured with special award at the programme dedicated to late artist Qayyum Chowdhury. Tagore artiste Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya rendered several patriotic songs on the occasion.