Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
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A concert to keep in mind

A concert to keep in mind

Marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, lots of programmes have been organised by the government and multifarious organisations throughout the country. But the latest one organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) in association with the Bashundhara Group was a special surprise for all. It was a concert, a great way to celebrate the Mujib Year. Oscar-winning Indian musician AR Rahman was the life of 'Cricket Celebrates Mujib 100' concert, and centre of the event graced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as the chief guest. Held at the capital's Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, the concert was a huge boost for the nation as the Indian composer, singer-songwriter, and music producer paid glowing tributes to Bangabandhu and his creation-Bangladesh by rendering two songs that he composed on the occasion of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary. We wish him health and happiness for his tributes to Bangabandhu and Bangladesh. 

 By orgnising the concert, the BCB has created an opportunity to show the grateful nation's appreciation for its leader, Bangabandhu, also the greatest Bengalee of all times. The PM enjoyed the entire programme. We thank BCB and also take the opportunity to thank the Bashundhara Group, the country's largest business conglomerate, for its generosity in organising a different type of concert that featured an evening of music and entertainment where a stadium-packed crowd enjoyed to their heart's content. Walton Group and Orion Group also deserve praise for providing sponsorship in different capacities.

BCB streamed live the concert in their official Facebook page and YouTube channel while the show was telecast live by News24, a private TV channel owned by East West Media Group Ltd, a venture of Bashundhara Group. Local popular singer Momotaz Begom and famous band Miles, which completed four decades in band music, also performed at the concert. It is worth mentioning that AR Rahman had earlier performed in a concert organised by the BCB before the 2014 T20 World Cup in Dhaka. The BCB was scheduled to host the concert in March 2020 with AR Rahman while they were also supposed to arrange two T20Is between Asia XI and World XI but the plan had to be shelved due to the Covid-19 pandemic.