The seventh edition of the ‘Ganga-Jamuna Cultural Festival’ (Ganga-Jamuna Sangskritik Ustab 2018) will begin from today at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital’s Segun Bagicha area.
Eminent theatre personality Bivas Chakraborty from India and Mamunur Rashid from Bangladesh will jointly inaugurate the 11-day theatre festival at the National Theatre Hall of BSA today at 05:00pm.Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor will grace the occasion as chief guest.
Preside over by convener of festival organising committee Golam Kuddus, veteran theatre personality Ataur Rahman, Nasiruddin Yousuff and BSA Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky will attend the occasion as special guests.
Member Secretary of the festival Akhtaruzzaman will deliver the welcome speech.
Aiming at consolidating the harmony between Bangladesh and India through cultural exchange, Indian and Bangladesh Committee of Ganga-Jamuna Sangskritik Utsab Parshad have jointly organised the 11-day festival for six years.
The festival will feature with 30 stage plays among them 26 plays from Bangladesh and four from India. Everyday three plays will be staged at 7pm at National Theatre Hall, Experimental Theatre Hall and Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy simultaneously.
Besides, street plays, music performance, recitation and dance performance by 63 troupes will be held at the festival on the open stage at the festival venue everyday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. The festival has been scheduled to conclude on October 15.A total of 2500 artistes will be participated this year’s festival.
Indian dance troupe ‘Dancers’ Guild’ will stage dance-drama ‘Tomari Matir Kanya’ based on Rabindranath Tagore’s play Chandalika at the National Theatre Hall of BSA on the opening day. Choreographed by Manjusri Chaki Sircar, Jonaki Sarkar has directed the dance-drama.
Ganga-Jamuna Sangskritik Utsab Parshad has arranged the ‘Ganga-Jamuna Cultural Festival’ in association with Cultural Ministry of Bangladesh, India-Bangladesh Foundation, BSA and Mercantile Bank Limited.