A weeklong Sultan Mela began in Narail on January 22 marking the 90th birth anniversary of celebrated artists SM Sultan. The festival, which closes today at the Government Victoria College premises in Narail, was inaugurated by Prime Minister's International Affairs Adviser, Gowher Rizvi.
The fair featured different rural sports, game show, painting competition, exhibition, dance, music, recitations, seminar and discussion. People from all walks of society gathered at the fair ground to be a part of the entertainment-packed programmes.
This year, noted artist Kalidas Karmakar has been nominated for Sultan Gold Award by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
The closing ceremony of the festival will take place today at 4pm where Kalidas Karmakar will receive the award. State Minister for Youth and Sports, Biren Sikder will attend the closing programme as chief guest, along with other distinguished guests including the Director General of BSA, Liaquat Ali Lucky.