Chhayaneer awards cultural personalities on founding anniversary
Chhayaneer, a literary and cultural organisation honoured seven persons for contribution in their respective fields at a programme held at Poet Sufia Kamal auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum in the evening of December 31, 2007. Chhayaneer organised the programme marking its 30th founding anniversary.
The awardees included Tagore and Nazrul artiste of Bangladesh Betar and Bangladesh Television Nishat Afza Arzoo for music; Prof Bilkis Khanam Papri for literature; Professor Dr Mirza Mazharul Islam in the Language Veteran category and Shahana Akhter in the Fashion Designer category, sources said.
The launching ceremony of a book was also held at the event.
Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu was the chief guest while advocate Tarana Halim, state minister for Post and Telecommunications was the special guest.
Sadek Siddiquee, a film producer and play director also spoke on the occasion, among others.
Eminent economist and president of Chhayaneer Dr MA Yusuf Khan chaired the evening while its executive director Md Lutfur Rahman delivered the welcome speech. The guests handed over the crests to the distinguished persons. A cultural show followed the event to the much exaltation of the audience.