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Master of the Moment

Cultural organisation Lakshyapar organised a four-day classical music conference at Ali Ahmed Chunka Auditorium in Narayanganj.

This was the 11th conference by Lakshyapar, which has been working to promote music among the masses.

The conference aimed at drawing an audience, numbering over three thousand, comprising mostly of schoolchildren.

Over fifteen hundred students of Bandar Girls’ School & College attended the festival on the opening day on January 27, 2020. The first day featured lahara on tabla, kheyal and kathak dance recital.

On the second day, about twelve hundred girls of Morgan Girls’ School & College gathered at the field where Banozir Salam’s Nritychhando staged Odissi dance, students of Nalanda High School presented kheyal and Ilham Phuljhuri Khan of Bangal Parampara Sangeetalay presented recital on sarod.

On the third day, a memorandum was submitted to the deputy commissioner of Narayanganj demanding ban on coaching classes and tests held on holidays so that children can participate in extracurricular activities.

The final day of the conference featured three different sessions held in various locations of the venue.

Shubhashish Mukhopadyay delivered a lecture on the evolution of classical music in the afternoon at the experimental theatre. Students of music department of Jagannath University, Govt. Music College and Lakshyapar Paramparaa attended the session.

In the evening, Lakshyapar Lifetime Achievement Award giving ceremony was held on the ground floor where mayor Dr Selina Hayat Ivy was present as chief guest. She handed over the award to Ustad Nirmalendu Chowdhury, a veteran music teacher from Chattogram, at the programme.

The concluding session featured night-long classical music show at the experimental theatre where around three hundred people enjoyed vocal and instrumental performances by artistes from both Bangladesh and India.

Besides, students of Narayanganj Ideal School in groups attended the event, which also featured the screening of a film titled ‘The Sound of Music’. The programme was supported by Solasta.

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