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11:00 PM, November 13, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:00 PM, November 13, 2009

Social awareness through music

Hyder Husyn and Krishnokoli perform at Dhaka Club

Krishnokoli performs at the event.

Dhaka Club Limited, in association with Bangladesh Chamber of Industries (BCI), organised a musical programme at the club's tennis court on November 12. Titled “Amar Ponyo Amar Desh”, the programme featured solo performances by singers Hyder Husyn and Kazi Krishnokoli Islam.
The programme was part of the 'Amar Ponyo Amar Desh' campaign by BCI.
“This campaign aims at generating mass awareness on the importance of buying locally manufactured products,” said Shahedul Islam Helal, president, BCI.
With an aim to promote the local industries, BCI initiated the campaign this year. The campaign is a two-year project.
“This campaign is a call of the time. Many countries across the world have already taken active initiatives to promote their identity and products,” said Sadat Hossain Salim, president of Dhaka Club limited.
As part of the campaign, BCI will hold grand concerts in Dhaka, Rajshahi, Khulna and Chittagong. Special programmes, talk shows and promotional events will also be aired on TV.
“The government will assist BCI with this project, and if asked will also provide them with opportunities to air programmes on BTV,” said Information Minister Abul Kalam Azad.
BCI will also bring out an audio album featuring Hyder Husyn, Warfaze, Bangla and other popular bands and artistes.
“It is a very positive initiative, and the success of the campaign will need group effort and mass participation,” said Hyder Husyn.
“In our country many products of global standard are made. When visiting other countries, I have seen Bangladeshi manufactured goods on sale, at higher price than here.
“We want to encourage a sense of comparison among people. So they at least compare between a local and a foreign product before buying. Many might find the locally made product better in quality and available at a much cheaper price,” added Husyn.
Hyder Husyn has written the theme song for the campaign. The song is currently being aired on TV channels as part of the promotional programme.
Krishnokoli also expre-ssed similar views.
The musical programme began with Krishnokoli performing “Neel joley chokh meley shopno ke khojey”.
A vivacious rendition of the number “Dubi dubi”, from her first solo album "Shurjey Badhi Basha" followed. Next she performed “Hat-tey hat-tey ekta nuri”, also from the album.
The performance of “Jao pakhi”, Krishnokoli's mega-popular song from the “Monpura” soundtrack, received a warm response from the audience.
Other songs performed by the crooner included “Bondhu amar”, “Ichhey moton” and “Jao harao”, a track from Krishnokoli's upcoming album.
“The album is almost complete. We will try to release it before the coming Pahela Baishakh,” said Krishnokoli.
Next on stage was Hyder Husyn. Husyn opened his performance with “Mon ki jey chai bolo” -- a popular number of the '90s.
Other songs performed by Husyn included “Chokhey chokh porley”, “Sari”, “Muktijoddhara”, “Shadhi-nota” and more.
Renditions of songs “Shorkari officer” and “Kotha geley buddhijibir license paowa jaye” -- addressing corruption and hypocrisy with a comic approach -- won Husyn rounds of applause from the audience.

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