Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

Ganga-Jamuna Cultural Festival 2022 concludes

The eleven-day Ganga-Jamuna Cultural Festival 2022 concluded at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital on Monday, reports UNB.

 Known as a marquee cultural and drama event in Bangladesh, the festival’s closing ceremony took place at the BSA’s National Theatre Hall in the night.

 Cultural Affairs Secretary Abul Mansur joined the closing ceremony alongside Ganga-Jamuna Sangskritik Utsab Parshad convener Ghulam Quddus, Sammilita Sangskritik Jote Vice-President Jhuna Chowdhury, Bangladesh Dance Artistes' Association President Minu Haque and more.

  After the closing ceremony, theatre group Loko Natyadal presented ‘Tapaswi o Tarangini,’ directed by Liaquat Ali Lucky.

 Also, Nattokendro showcased ‘Punnah’ at the BSA’s Experimental Theatre Hall, Ethic presented ‘Rajdrohi’ in the BSA’s Studio Theatre Hall, and Sylhet-based Kathakali presented ‘Che’r Cycle’ at the Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mahila Samity in the capital.

 From October 21 to October 31, the Ganga-Jamuna Sangskritik Utsab Parishad hosted the 11-day cultural festival at the BSA’s National Theatre Hall, Experimental Theatre Hall, Studio Theatre Hall, National Music-Dance-Recitation Auditorium, Open Stage, and Bangladesh Mahila Samity’s Nilima Ibrahim auditorium.

 A total of 122 troupes from Bangladesh and India performed at the cultural festival. Three Indian troupes –Aneek, Naye Natua – and dance troupe Chhandey Chhandey Halisahar enthraled the audience at the festival.

Also, 80 performers presented solo performances at the festival.