Indian cultural festival to open in Bangladesh

Dhaka: An India cultural festival with art exhibitions as well performances by Indian artists is being organised in Bangladesh, beginning Friday.

‘Ananda Jagya’, a week-long dance, music, crafts and film festival, and fortnight-long art exhibitions will be held simultaneously in many cities including Dhaka, Chittagong and Rajshahi.

The festival is being organised jointly by the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) of the Indian high commission here and the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA).

Veteran Indian artists like Pandit Debu Chaudhury, Ustad Rashid Khan, Pandit Jayanta Bose, Pandit Kumar Bose, Pandit Debojyoti Bose, Manoj Mitra, Rita Ganguly, Rajendra Gangani and others are expected to perform during the festival.

The art exhibition, titled ‘Harmony and Rhythm’, which begins Sunday, will showcase works of four contemporary Indian painters. It will also highlight styles and techniques, representing Indian folk and traditional culture, the Daily Star said Tuesday.

Films like ‘Nayak’, ‘Shaptopadi’, ‘Jai Jayanti’, ‘Harano Sur’, ‘Chhaddobeshi’ and ‘Path-e Holo Deri’ featuring popular Bengali actor Uttam Kumar will also be screened in the port city of Chittagong.