The Bangladesh International Theatre Festival began at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Thursday. The inaugural ceremony of the festival was held at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at 06:30pm on the day.
Presided over by Cultural Affairs Ministry’s Acting Secretary Dr. Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal, Planning Minister M A Mannan graced the occasion as chief guest while State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid inaugurated the festival.Organised by the Cultural Affairs Ministry and implemented by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and International theatre institute Bangladesh, Bangladesh ITI President Nasiruddin Yousuff delivered the welcome speech while, cultural personality Ramendu Majumdar, BSA Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky and prominent drama director Ratan Thiam spoke on the occasion.
Rabindranath Tagore’s much-acclaiimed dance drama titled Mayar Khela directed by Oarda Rihab also staged at 07:30 on the day after the inaugural ceremony.
Bangladesh, China, India, Vietnam, Nepal, France and Russia have been participating on the festival.
The festival will continue till June 26.