Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this evening inaugurated a sound and light show at an archaeological site, Lalbagh Fort, for the first time in Bangladesh.
The show involves special lighting effects that were projected onto the building's façade synchronised with a recorded narration and music to dramatise the fort's history.
Between mid-November and mid-March, there will be two 30-minute shows every day, except Sunday, one between Maghrib and Esha and another after Esha prayers, Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor told a press conference at Press Information Department yesterday.
The show's ticket costs Tk 20 in addition to the Tk 10 entry fee for Bangladeshis, Tk 100 for visitors from Saarc countries and Tk 200 for others, he said.
Preparations took Tk 2.83 crore and the monthly revenue is expected to be Tk 5 lakh. Eminent writer and poet Syed Shamsul Haq prepared the narration while cultural personalities Shimul Yousuf and Asaduzzaman Noor gave their voice.
The show will be introduced in many of Bangladesh's 448 archeological sites, including Buddhist Vihara of Paharpur, Shaatgombuj Masjid in Bagerhat, Kantajew Mandir and Mohasthangar, added Asaduzzaman.