The two-day cultural programme, organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and UNESCO Dhaka office, marking the 130th death anniversary of Baul legend Fakir Lalon Shah ended on Saturday.
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) offices in all 64 districts took part in the programme.The first day’s cultural activities began with the Bauls’ paying tribute to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangabandhu Museum at Dhanmondi in the capital on Friday.
An international seminar titled ‘Bissho Manobotar Muktite Lalon Dorshon’ was held at the auditorium of the National Theater of Shilpakala Academy.
State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid attended the programme as the chief guest while BSA Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky presided over it.
On the last day, Baul artistes from the academy and different districts performed Lalon’s song highlighting his philosophy of life and death.
Lalon died on the first day of Kartik in 1297. According to the Gregorian calendar, his date of death is October 17, 1890. But his death anniversary is observed according to the Bangla calendar.