Ashraful Alam and Rafiqul Alam receive honor

Ashraful Alam and Rafiqul Alam receive honor

After three years, the ‘National Rabindra Sangeet Festival’ returns in its familiar form. Organized by Bangladesh Rabindra Sangeet Shilpi Sansthan, it will be held next Friday and Saturday (November 25 and 26) at the International Mother Language Institute Milnayan in the capital. Apart from the inauguration of the festival at 10 a.m. on Friday, the Minister of State for Cultural Affairs, KM Khalid MP, will present meritorious awards.

The 33rd edition of this traditional event will be held in accordance with the words of poet Rabindranath Tagore, “The pain in this life will last here”. This year there is also a Meritorious Awards Ceremony with the festival. Prominent Bachikalist Ashraful Alam and Prominent Singer Rafiqul Alam receive the award. Both are members of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra.

The organizing body organized a press conference on Wednesday November 23 to give details of the festival. Musician Rabindra Tapan Mahmud, the president of the organization, said: “In our time, there was only BTV. or wireless. So if we sang there, all of Bangladesh would be covered. There are many channels now, but the artists are not as exposed as before. But we want newcomers to have the chance to sing and advertise. Such a festival is indeed very necessary for this work. New artists have a lot of courage when such arrangements are made. So this time we will introduce new members on stage. We will stay together.

Leaders of the National Association of Artists Rabindra Sangeet at the press conference On the other hand, the secretary general of the organization and singer Piyush Barua said, “The last time I did this festival was in 2019, that is, directly on stage. Not possible in 2019 due to the coronavirus (Covid-19). In 21 I did it online on a limited scale. Therefore, this year’s festival is very important to us.

In addition to the president-secretary general of the organization, other leaders were present at the press conference.

Note that since 1988, Bangladesh Rabindra Sangeet Shilpi Sanstha works for the development of Rabindra Sangeet and young artists. This festival is held every year on their initiative. After the inauguration on Friday, November 25, the musical performance will begin at 11 a.m. The recitation and musical performance will take place at 5 p.m. with a break in between. The following day there will be a recital and musical performance starting at 5 p.m. Around 200 artists from across the country will take part in solo and group performances at this year’s festival.

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