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Shilpakala celebrates World Puppetry Day

Staff Correspondent
23 Mar 2023 00:00:00 | Update: 23 Mar 2023 00:30:42
Shilpakala celebrates World Puppetry Day
Professor Dr. Rashid Harun receiving the honour at the event on Tuesday– Courtesy Photo

Marking World Puppetry Day, which was observed on March 21, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) organised a daylong festival ‘Jatiya Putul Natya Utsab’ on the academy premises on Tuesday.

The daylong festival featured discussion, puppetry shows, and awarded renowned puppeteers of Bangladesh.

The programme began at 11:00 am with the puppet show at the school level. Later a puppet workshop led by Saiful Islam was held at the BSA lobby at 3:00 pm. Later Jolputul Puppets theatre and Kaktarua Puppet Theatre staged puppet dances at 4:30 pm at the stair of the National Theatre Hall of BSA.

The main programme was held followed by an award ceremony in the evening at the Experimental Theatre Hall of BSA, where State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid was present as chief guest. Presided over by BSA Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky, Cultural Affairs Sectary Abul Monsur was present as a special guest.

Later, Kajoli, Bhanu Chandra Barman, Kiriti Ranjan Biswas, and Professor Dr. Rashid Harun were honoured at the event. After the award ceremony, Multimedia Puppet Theatre and Bangladesh Putul Natya Unnayan and Gobeshona Kendra presented putul nach.

On the other hand, Puppet Theatre presented the putul dance at Mohammadpur Provati Ideal School on March 22 at 11:00 am.