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Natyacharya Selim Al Deen's 73rd birth anniversary observed at JU

  • JU Correspondent
  • 18th August, 2022 05:06:40 PM
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Natyacharya Selim Al Deen's 73rd birth anniversary observed at JU

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The 73rd birth anniversary of eminent playwright Selim Al Deen observed on Thursday at Jahangirnagar University (JU) campus with due respect.

Marking the day, Drama and Dramatics Department of the university brought out a rally from old Arts faculty building premises in the morning. 

JU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nurul Alam inaugurated the rally as chief guest.

Selim Al Deen’s fellow artistes Nasiruddin Yusuff Bachchu, chairman of JU Drama and Dramatics department Prof Israfil Ahmed, director of JU Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) Prof Dr Alamgir Kabir, teachers of Drama and Dramatics department, renowned playwrights of the country, admirers of Selim Al Deen, among others attended the rally.

Parading main streets of the campus the rally ended at the grave of Selim Al-Deen beside the central mosque of the campus following placing of floral wreaths around 11:00am.

Later, Bangladesh Gram Theater, Dhaka Theater, Selim Al Deen Foundation, Jahangirnagar Theatre, Swapnodal, Taluknagar Theater, Annita Selim Al Deen Patshala and JU Teacher and Student Center (TSC) placed floral wreaths at the grave of Selim Al Deen.

Besides, JU Drama and Dramatics department organized a five-day theater performances exhibition to mark the day. 

Selim Al Deen, fondly referred to as 'Natyacharya;, was born on 18 August 1949 in Feni. He joined Jahangirnagar University in 1974 at the Bangla department and later became the founder chairperson of the drama and dramatics department of the university.

He died of cardiac arrest on 14 January 2008.