Prominent music school Shurer Dhara and Channel i have undertaken elaborate four-day programmes – to celebrate 25 years of Shurer Dhara, launch of “Shruti Geetobitan” and Pahela Baishakh. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the event and unveil “Shruti Geetobitan” on April 11 at the Bangabandhu International Convention Center, which will also serve as the venue for an array of events from April 11-13 including solo and chorus songs and dance, dance-dramas, seminars, discussions and photo exhibition.
The April 13 programme, like every year, will be a celebration of Chaitra Sangkranti (or bidding goodbye to the Bangla Year), while on the dawn of the Pahela Baishakh (April 14), a thousand select artistes from across the country, led by Shurer Dhara founder and eminent Rabindra Sangeet exponent Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya, will sing in unison to usher in the Bangla New Year 1425. Eminent personalities from Bangladesh and India will take part in music, plays and discussions on the day.
The announcements were made in a press conference organised by Shurer Dhara and Channel i at the latter’s office yesterday. Bannya, Channel i director Shykh Seraj, Professor Shafi Rahman, Ananda Alo editor Rezanur Rahman, singer Khurshid Alam and others were present at the event.
Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya said at the press conference that she is trying to establish branches of Shurer Dhara in Kolkata and different districts of Bangladesh.
The events of April 14 will include a Baishakhi Mela featuring pitha, artisanal household accessories, and other traditional items. The programme, which will run from dawn till 2pm, will be aired live on Channel i.