Artistes welcome the monsoon with song and dance and getting ready for the programme (bottom left). Photo: Mumit M.
To welcome the monsoon, cultural organisation Udichi Shilpi Gosthi, organised Borsha Utsab 1415 yesterday -- welcoming the first day of Ashar -- at Bokultola, Institute of Fine Arts (IFA).
The programme started at 7 in the morning. With a rendition of raaga Mian ki Malhar, artistes welcomed the season of rain. The programme also included songs, dance and poetry recitation.
Leading and promising artistes -- Shahin Samad, Ferdous Ara, Lili Islam, Chandana Majumder, Sajed Akbar, Shafiul Alam Raja, Mamun Zahid Khan and others -- rendered songs on rain at the programme. Apart from Tamanna Rahman, artistes of Nrityam, Shukanya and Spondon staged colourful dance performances. Ahkam Ullah, Belayet Hossain and Maskurey Sattar recited poems.
Alongside Udichi, artistes of Shurer Dhara, Dhrubotan, Bonhi Shikha, Sursaptak and Geetanjali participated at the programme.
The programme also included a discussion. Dr Nowazesh Ahmed, Mahmud Selim, Professor Kazi Madina and Jamshed Anwar Topon spoke at the discussion.