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22 October, 2019 03:26:46 AM
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‘Ganga Jamuna Cultural Festival 2019’ ends

DL REPORTER, Dhaka
‘Ganga Jamuna Cultural Festival 2019’ ends
Guests at the closing ceremony of the festival. Photo : jaki zaman

The eighth edition of 10-day festival titled ‘Ganga Jamuna Cultural Festival’ ended on Sunday in the capital.

The closing ceremony of the festival was held at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), where honourary president of Bangladesh Centre of International Theatre Institute (ITI) Ramendu Majumdar was present as chief guest. Presided over by convener of festival organising committee Golam Kuddus, noted cultural personalities Keramat Moula, Deb Prasad Debnath, Jhuna Chowdhury, Ahmed Gias and dance artiste Minu Haque were present as special guests.

The concluding day of the festival saw the staging of three plays--‘Mayur Singhasan’ by Aranyak Natyadal, ‘Bhager Manush’ by Somoy Natyadal, ‘Nonon Purer Melay Ekjon Komola Sundori O Ekti Bagh Ase’ by Theatre 52--at three separate venues of BSA.

Moreover, a play titled ‘Setzuaner Sukonya’ by Theatron Dhaka was staged at the Mahila Samiti in the capital’s Baily Road area.

Aiming at consolidating the harmony between Bangladesh and India through cultural exchange, Indian and Bangladesh Committee of Ganga-Jamuna Sangskritik Utsab Parshad have jointly been organising the 10-day festival since last seven years.

This year, Ganga-Jamuna Sangskritik Utsab Parshad organised the eighth edition of the festival in association with Cultural Ministry of Bangladesh, India-Bangladesh Foundation and BSA.

The festival featured 36 stage productions from Bangladesh and four productions from India. The festival took place at the National Theatre Hall, Experimental Theatre Hall, Studio Theatre Hall, Music and Dance Centre auditorium of BSA and Mahila Samiti simultaneously.  

Also, around 3000 artistes took part in the various cultural parts of the festival every day, including street plays, music performance, recitation, mime performance, jatrapala and dance performance by 121 troupes.

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