Saturday, 29 January, 2022

‘Bangabandhu O Swadhinata Nattya Utsab’ underway at BSA

An 11-day theatre festival titled ‘Bangabandhu O Swadhinata Nattya Utsab’ is underway at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA).

Mahakal Nattya Shamprodaya organised the festival, marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence.  

The inaugural ceremony of the festival was held at the Nandan Mancha of the acdemy on Friday.

Liberation war affairs minister AKM Mozammel Haque attended the programme as chief guest with Awami League organising secretary and festival convener Afzal Hossain in the chair. Bangabandhu o Swadhinata Nattya Utsab member secretary Md Sahnewaz delivered the welcome speech.

The organisers, guests and fifty freedom fighters who have contributed to the country’s cultural activism inaugurated the programme by lighting candles.

Besides, the organisers felicitated the freedom fighters, including Nasiruddin Yousuff, M Hamid, Mofidul Hoque and others at inaugural ceremony.

Following the inaugural ceremony, artistes presented a dance recital titled ‘Sharan 71’, cooregraphed by Qamrul Hassan Ferdous.

On the first day of the festival, Mahakal Natya Sampraday staged its much-acclaimed play ‘Ghum Nei’ at the Experimental Theatre Hall of the BSA and Chattogram-based theatre troupe Uttaradhikar staged ‘Mrityu Pakhi’ at Experimental Theatre Hall on Saturday. 

A total of twelve theatre troupes are being performed in the festival and all the dramas will be staged at the Experimental Theatre Hall of the academy.

Besides, theatre troupes Bunan Theatre, Dhaka Padatik, Bangladesh Police Theatre, Natyam Barishal and others will stage their plays at the event.

The festival will also feature a seminar titled Ekti Amimangsita Rajnaitik Bastabata: Prekshit Mahakaler Ghumnei on December 10.

The festival will end on December 13.