A day-long seminar on ‘Current Trends in Folklore Studies’ was held at Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia on Tuesday.
Folklore Studies department organised the seminar at Bir Shreshtha Hamidur Auditorium on the campus.
IU vice chancellor Prof Dr M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari was present as the chief guest, while pro-vice chancellor Prof Dr M Shahinoor Rahman and treasurer Prof Dr M Selim Toha attended as the special guests. Director of Bangla Academy Prof Dr Shamsuzzaman Khan was present as the guest of honour.
Dr Jawaharlal Handoo, a professor of Central Institute of Indian Language of India presented the keynote paper, while Dr Demon Joseph Montclare, Professor of History of Art’s department of New Mexico University in America delivered welcome speech.
Professor Dr M Saidur Rahman, chairman of IU Folklore Studies department, presided over the seminar while lecturer of the department Mithun Mustafiz of the department conducted it.