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Cultural organisations from Bangladesh and India have taken initiatives to jointly celebrate the 150th (in 2011) birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. As part of the initiatives, a daylong cultural programme will be held at the National Theatre Hall, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on June 11, 2010, says a press release. BSA along with the cultural organisations Shurolok (Bangladesh) and Nabopratisruti (Kolkata, India) are arranging the event.
The day long programme will feature performance by prominent singers, reciters and dancers from Bangladesh and West Bengal (India).
National Professor Kabir Chowdhury will inaugurate the event, while Director General of BSA Kamal Lohani will preside over the inaugural session. Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mizarul Kayes and secretary to the Cultural Ministry Hedayetullah Al Mamun will be special guests.
The list of singers from Bangladesh to perform at the programme include Rezwana Chowdhury Bonna, Sadi Mohammad, Mita Haq, Papia Sarwar, Tapan Mahmud, Iffat Ara Dewan, Sajed Akbar, Salma Akbar, Lily Islam, Lisa Ahmed Lisa, Chanchal Khan, Rokaiya Hasina, Fahim Hossain Chowdhury, Himadri Shekhar and Mujibul Qaiyum.
Shimul Mustafa and Pragna Laboni along with actor-reciter Asaduzzaman Noor and Dahlia Ahmed will recite poems at the programme. Danseuse Sharmila Bandopadhayay and her troupe Nrityanandan will also perform at the programme.
Singers from Kolkata to perform at the event include Lopa Mudra Mitra, Mohon Singh, Supratik Das, Tithi Burman, Abir Singh, Subrata Mukherjee, Partha Mukherjee and Somnath Mukherjee. Sutapa Bandopadhyaya and Probal Mallick will recite poems.
A similar event will be held in Kolkata later this year, leading towards the actual celebration in May 2011 marking Tagore's 150th birthday.
Source: The Daily Star
Date: June 8, 2010

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