Padatik Natya Sangsad (TSC) stage the play “Chor”. Photo: Mumit M.
A fortnight-long cultural event to mark 'Amar Ekushey' (International Mother Language Day) has begun at the Central Shaheed Minar premises on February 8. Organised by Shammilita Sangskritik Jote (SSJ), the programme features dance, music, street plays, recitation and more. Finance Minister Abul Mal Abdul Muhith inaugurated the programme last Monday.
Everyday member organisations of SSJ and artistes perform at the programme. On the second day (February 9), artistes of Udichi and Sur Sambhar rendered group songs; members of Utsha presented group recitation and children's organisation Bhorer Pakhi staged group dance.
The programme started with the dance performance by Bhorer Pakhi. They staged three dances to patriotic songs. Udichi's group renditions included "Muktir Mandir Shopan Toley".
Among the artistes, Mahadev Ghosh and Malay Kumar rendered solo songs. Ghosh's renditions included "Salam Salam Hajar Salam" and "Mago Bhabna Keno". Among recitors, Solaiman Kabir, Jannatul Moumita and Zahirul Haque Khan presented solo performances.
Street plays were also part of the second day's programme. Two plays "Chor" and "Shakun" -- respectively by Padatik Natya Sangsad (TSC) and Dhaka Nandanik -- were staged on the day. "Chor" was written and directed by Kazi Rafique.
Everyday the programme starts at 4pm. The programme will continue till February 21.