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Nilima Ibrahim’s Birth Centenary

Five-day theatre festival begins at Mohila Samity

Five-day theatre festival begins at Mohila Samity
A scene from the play ‘Nimojjon’

A five-day theatre festival ‘Shatabarshe Nilima Ibrahim Natyotsab 2021’ is underway at Bangladesh Mohila Samity (BMS) auditorium in the capital, marking the birth centenary of education pioneer, litterateur and BMS founder, Nilima Ibrahim. 

The inaugural ceremony of the festival was held at BMS’ auditorium on Tuesday. State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid attended the programme as the chief guest.

 Legendary thespian and Honorary President of International Theater Institute (ITI) Ramendu Majumdar, Bangla Professor of Dhaka University Bhishmadeb Choudhury, and Vice-Chancellor of the Tagore University of Creative Arts Syed Mohammad Shahed, were present at the event as discussants with Bangladesh Mohila Samity President Sitara Ahsanullah in the chair.

Former Cultural Affairs Minister and cultural personality Asaduzzaman Noor, lawmaker Aroma Dutta and human rights activist Khushi Kabir were also present. 

Eti Ibrahim Khan, Nilima Ibrahim's daughter, shared her vote of thanks to the organisers at the event, the ceremony was anchored by Bangladesh Mohila Samity joint secretary Tamanna Rahman.

The programme also featured a cultural show where artists of Bengal Parampara Sangeetalay enthralled the audience.

 The five-day festival is showcasing five plays performed by five of the country’s renowned theatre troupes: Dhaka Theatre, Natyachakra, Aranyak Natyadal, Theatre and Lok Natyadal.

Dhaka Theatre staged their popular production ‘Nimojjon’ on Wednesday. Theatre troupe Natyachakra will stage a monodrama ‘Eka Ek Nari’ today, Aranyak Natyadal will stage its popular production ‘Kohe Facebook’ on November 12, Theatre will stage ‘Meraj Fakirer Maa’ on November 13 and Lok Natyadal will stage ‘Kanjus’ on November 14.

The stage show will begin at 7: pm every day.