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Cultural bodies observe National Mourning Day


Published : 15 Aug 2022 08:17 PM

Marking the National Mourning Day 2022, the 47th death anniversary of the country's founding president Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members, cultural bodies in Bangladesh have organised a variety of events on Monday.

Organisations including Bangla Academy, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka University and others are organising multiple events, paying rich tributes while observing the occasion.

As part of its events, BSA hosted a special art camp for children in five different areas in the city from 9 am to 12 pm.

This special art camp took place at BSA’s National Art Gallery Plaza, the VIP lounge of Kamalapur Railway Station, Zahir Raihan Cultural Centre in Gendaria, Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed park in Gulshan 2 and BSA venue in Uttara sector number 7, roads number 1 and 27.

BSA also arrange a special discussion and cultural event at the National Theatre Hall in the evening. 

Bangla Academy inaugurate a 10-day discussion on the significance of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s autobiography ‘The Unfinished Memoirs’ at its AKSB auditorium on Monday at 3 pm.

Poet Nurul Huda, Director General of Bangla Academy delivered his welcome speech at the event, which joined by the keynote speaker Jeremie Cordon, Professor of History at the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisations in Paris, France.

Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS) arranged a special film screening session at the TSC premise under their yearly event ‘Bangabandhu in Celluloid’ at 7 pm. 

A joint collaboration with Bangladesh Film Archive (BFA), the event screened two exclusive documentaries on Bangabandhu consisting of his interviews, and Sohel Mohammad Rana-directed animation film ‘Mujib Amar Pita.’ 

Besides, several other organisations are observing the day with various seminars, cultural events and other arrangements. Television channels and radio stations broadcast special programmes on the life and works of Bangabandhu and his family.

Gallery Cosmos is also currently hosting a special exhibition on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman titled ‘BRAVEHEART’ at the Cosmos Centre in the capital, showcasing paintings, sculpture installations and exclusive photographs of the Father of the Nation.

Inaugurated last Friday, the exhibition will continue till August 31.