The 11th death anniversary of “Natyacharya” Selim Al Deen was observed on Monday at the Jahangirnagar Universtiy campus.
JU Drama and Dramatics department has taken up a two-day programme to commemorate the renowned playwright and theatre artiste.
Led by JU Vice Chancellor Professor Farzana Islam, Pro-VC Prof Nurul Alam (Education), JU Treasurer Sheikh Monjurul Huq and teachers of Drama and Dramatics departments placed wreaths at the grave of Selim Al Deen at 10:30 am to pay tributes to him.
Later, JU Drama and Dramatics department, Bangadesh Gram Theater, Dhaka Theater, Selim Al Deen Foundation, Taluknagar Theater, Shawapnadal Dhaka, Combine Cultural Alliance, Jahangirnagar Theater, Puppent Theater Research Center, Teacher and Student Center (TSC), Kalma Theater Shaheed Titu Theatre and Selim Al Deen Memorial Society placed floral wreaths at his grave.
Presided over by Prof Dr. Rashid Harun, a seminar titled on "Selim Al Deen O Ai Ja Ami”, will be held at Zahir Raihan Auditorium at 12:30 pm while Proffesor Dr Lutfur Rahman and Professor Afsar Ahmed present the key note paper.
In the evening, a drama "Chandraboti" was staged by Drama and Dramatics departmet at the Theater Lab of Zahir Raihan audotirium.
On Tuesday, a folk song programme will be held at Selim Al Deen Muktamancho in the evening.
Al Deen joined Bangla department of Jahangirnagar University as a lecturer in 1974. In 1986, he founded the Drama and Dramatics department and served the department as its founding chairman. He died on January 14, 2008.