A special programme titled ‘Humayun Mela’ celebrating the 71st birth anniversary of famous novelist, dramatist and film director Humayun Ahmed was held on Channel i premises in the capital’s Tejgaon area on Wednesday .
The celebration began at 11:05am through releasing yellow balloons. Himus, fans of one of Humayun’s famous characters, appeared at the programme with yellow attire. They, along with Rupas, fans of another female character, cut a cake in celebration of the birthday of Humayun Ahmed.The opening ceremony was attended by the fans of Humayun Ahmed and many distinguished personalities including Channel-i director and news editor Shykh Seraj, dramatist Ataur Rahman, singer Akramul Islam, City Bank Head of Corporate Affairs Shahriar Jamil, Engineer Abdul Karim, singers Tapan Chowdhury and Selim Chowdhury, novelists Shakoor Majid, Hasan Hafiz, Maruful Islam, publisher Farid Ahmed, Ananda Alo editor Rezanur Rahman, Jayanta Chattopadhyay, Aslam Suny and others.
Singers Akramul Islam, Selim Chowdhury, Tapan Chowdhury, SI Tutul, Dinat Zahan Munni and singers from Channel i Shera Kontho, Banglar Gaan and Gaaner Raja performed at the programme.
Apart from, the Humayun Mela had Humayun’s book stalls and a drawing competition for kids.
Since the death of the celebrated author, Channel-i has been organising this special programme every year marking his birth anniversary.