Country’s prominent cultural institution Chhayanaut paid to Ekushey Padak winning Rabindra Sangeet singer Mita Haque on Saturday, reports UNB.
Chhayanaut arranged a virtual programme titled ‘He Bhubonomohini’ on the night to pay tribute to the singer. The programme broadcasted on Chhayanaut’s Facebook group and YouTube channel was a collective tribute including remembrance talks, recitations and song performances of noted artistes and cultural personalities towards Haque, who was Chhayanaut's one of the integral parts through her lifelong bonding with the Institution.The singer, who was also the unit head of the Department of Rabindra Sangeet at Chhayanaut, passed away on April 11 after losing her battle with corona.
Chhayanaut Secretary General Laisa Ahmed Lisa opened the programme with her introductory remembrance speech, which was followed by other noted solo speakers, including, Chhayanaut President Sanjida Khatun, artiste Nasehun Ameen, Liberation War Museum trustee Mofidul Hoque, artiste Sushmita Ahmed Borna, Asim Dutta, Mohua Monjuri Sunanda, Hasan Arif, Sharmila Bandopadhyay, Bulbul Islam, Enamul Haque Omar, Ahmad Mazhar, Bangladesh Women’s Federation President Dr Fouzia Moslem, Durbadal Chattopadhyay and former Cultural Affairs Minister and eminent thespian Asaduzzaman Noor.
“Mita was surprisingly active with strong personality since her childhood whom I never saw getting stumbled in her ways. She was my brother-in-law's daughter, so I got to see her thriving through every barrier of learning, as she was always a natural learner,” Chhayanaut President Sanjida Khatun lauded Mita Haque, sharing some of her fond memories regarding music with the talented artist.
Eminent thespian and former Minister of Cultural Affairs Asaduzzaman Noor reminisced the Rabindra Sangeet maestro, saying: “Mita was already a family friend, and our bonding got even stronger after her marriage with Khaled Khan who was a pioneer thespian. She was a thriving force behind establishing an enriched cultural practice in Bangladesh, and her contribution will forever be remembered through her admirers, colleagues and us.”
The event also showcased some of the notable performances of the late Rabindra Sangeet maestro, alongside poetry recitals and song presentations of her cultural colleagues.
Artists including Mita Haque's daughter Farhin Khan Jayeeta, alongside artists Sushmita Ahmed Borna, Abhaya Dutta, Iffat Ara Dewan, Bulbul Islam, Sharmeen Sathee Islam, ATM Jahangir, Tania Mannan, Khairul Anam Shakil, Elora Ahmed Shukla, Suman Chowdhury, and Laisa Ahmed Lisa performed several songs from the genres of Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Sangeet and others.