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Bangabandhu Chobi Mela preparations in progress

Published : 03 Sep 2019 06:48 PM | Updated : 01 Sep 2020 01:51 PM

Hashumonir Pathshala is going to celebrate birth centenary of the country’s founding president Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 2020 by organising Bangabandhu Chobi Mela at different venues in the capital.

The event will be organised at Bangabandhu Smriti Jadughar premises in Dhanmondi and other areas, said speakers at a press conference held at Bangabandhu Smriti Jadugar premises on Sunday.

Internationally acclaimed Bangladeshi artist and Bangabandhu Chobi Mela convener Shahabuddin Ahmed, Bangabandhu Chobi Mela member secretary and Hashumonir Pathshala president Marufa Akter Popy, Dhaka University Faculty of Fine Arts dean Nisar Hossain, Ekushey Padak winning professor Jalal Uddin Ahmed, noted artist Moniruzzaman and Jagannath University film and television department chairman Junaid Ahmed Halim, among others, were present at the press conference.

“The event will be held from the middle of January till March marking the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s 100th birth anniversary,” said Marufa Akter Popy.

Bangabandhu Chobi Mela convener Shahbuddin Ahmed said, “Bangabandhu always thought about the welfare of the people of Bangladesh. We have to follow his footsteps.”

As part of Bangabandhu Chobi Mela, Hashumonir Pathshala will organise art camps for students at eight divisions of the country. The paintings by the students will be displayed at exhibitions. The event will also feature cultural performances including music shows, recitation, theatre shows, film screenings and others. There will be children’s corner featuring film screenings and an art exhibition titled ‘Khoka Jokhon Chhotto Chhilen’ portraying the childhood of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

For participating in the upcoming event cultural organisations will have to register themselves by December 16 on the website Besides, individual artistes can also participate in the event. Registrations will begin from November 1.

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