Fifty noted Bangladeshi artistes have rendered National Anthem, marking the golden jubilee of the country’s independence and birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Initiated by Information and Communication Technology Division (ICT), the new arrangement of the National Anthem (Amar Sonar Bangla…), a famous song by Rabindranath Tagore, has been directed by National Film Award-winning musician Kaushik Hossain Taposh.State Minister of ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak said, “On the occasion of Bangladesh’s 50 years of independence and Bangabandhu’s birth centenary, the ICT Division wanted to present our National Anthem, with rendering by 50 noted artistes of the country. Along with new generation artistes, the singers from Shadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, who played a pivotal role in motivating people during our liberation war, are a part of this project. I thank all the artistes for their participation.”
Twenty-five male and 25 female artistes have lent their voice to the new arrangement of the National Anthem. The male artistes are Rafiqul Alam, Khurshid Alam, Fakir Alamgir, Mahmud Selim, Hamin Ahmed, Maqsoodul Haq, Hasan, S I Tutul, Sujit Mustafa, Balam, Robi Chowdhury, Mizan, Arnob, Milon Mahmud, Arifin Rumi, Adit, Parvez, Autumnal Moon, Shamim, Priyo, ABD and Pulak.
The female artistes are Shaheen Samad, Fatema Tuz Zohra, Abida Sultana, Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya, Shama Rahman, Fahmida Nabi, Dilshad Nahar Kakoli, Aankhi Alomgir, Elita Karim, Mehreen, Rumana Islam, Tashfee, Luipa, Dola, Reshmi, Tasnim Anika, Shithi Saha, Sunidhi Nayek, Tina Russell, Anima Roy, Oishee, Julie, Earnnik, Putul and Ayesha Moushumi.
Kaushik Hossain Taposh said, “It is a proud moment for us, as the government and ICT Division entrusted us with this responsibility. It will also be a historical experience that we have collaborated with many prominent artistes for this project.”
Under TM Productions, the video of the National Anthem was shot outside the Jatiya Sangsad complex and the historic Sohrawardy Uddan. The song is being aired on different television channels and social media platforms from the Independence Day.