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Friday, April 20, 2018

Chhayanaut celebrates Pahela Baishakh with style

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Thousands of people, from different parts of Bangladesh, have welcomed the Bengali New Year 1425 in a colorful manner.Chhayanaut, one of the leading cultural institutions of the country, came up with their programs at the Ramna Botomuul following the traditional way of celebrating the first day of Bengali New Year.

Likewise recent years, the program of Chhayanaut begun at 6.15am with a classical flute recital by Mortuza Kabir. The magical presentation was was followed by two-hour long program featuring some of the cultural aspects of Bangladesh.

With a view to finding out the root of Bangladeshi culture, over 150 artists of the cultural wings presented 16 solo songs and 12 chorus songs along with two recitations.Abhaya Dutta, Suma Rani Roy, Khayrul Anaam, Sattyam Kumar Debnath, Mahmudul Hasan, Shamima Naznin, ATM Jahangir, Shamima Parvin Shimu, Nusrat Zahan Runa and few others presented solo songs while thousands of people enjoyed every glimpse of these with cheerful mind. Later, Hasan Arif presented the recitation of Humayun Azad's classical poem 'Shuveccha' while a group of child artists presented baishakhi songs including 'Aji notun rotone', 'EWlo elo re baisgakhi jhor' and few others.

The program came to an end by the national anthem while people of all class stood up and pay tribute to it. Chhayanaut's, founder and chair Dr. Sanjida Khatun in her speech urged to the people to be involved more and more with our prestigious culture and land with a view to finding our very own root as Bangladeshis. Earlier, the entire Ramna area was provided with adequate measures from the law enforcement agencies as they were vigilant enough to maintain tight security.

Chhayanaut started its journey in the hostile Pakistani rule of 1961 celebrating the birth centenary of Rabindranath Tagore, with a view to promoting our own culture at that time. Since then, it has been known one of the leading cultural wings of the country which is working as a representative of nation's culture over the last five decades. This was their 51st edition of the event of celebrating Pahela Baishakh.

-Entertainment Desk

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