National Mourning Day observed
Hossain Seraj, Magura
To mark the 36th death anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Magura Shishu Academy held a painting and essay writing competition for children at the auditorium of Magura Shilpakala Academy on Monday afternoon.
One hundred and forty four participants in five groups took part in the painting competition on the theme of 'Liberation War' while 126 students from different schools divided into three groups participated in an essay-writing contest.
For the group 'Ka', the theme of essay competition was 'Childhood of Bangabandhu', for the group 'Kha' it was 'Life of Bangabandhu' while for 'Ga' the theme was 'Political Life and Works of Bangabandhu'.
A discussion was also held at the venue. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Sushanta Kumar Saha was the chief guest at the discussion with the District Children Affairs Officer in the chair.
Aminul Islam, Mymensingh
The students of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Fine Arts Institute organised a painting exhibition at Language Martyr Abdul Jabbar Auditorium in the town on August 15 afternoon.
A total of 120 paintings by 30 students of the institute were displayed at the exhibition titled 'Bangabandhu and Nature'.
The exhibition was arranged on the National Mourning Day and the 36th death anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The paintings on Bangabandhu and natural beauty of the country drew a huge audience including officials of the district. Motiur Rahman MP inaugurated the exhibition as chief guest.
Shakhina Khatun Molly, a final year student of the institute, said that such exhibitions would inspire more interest in art.
Expressing their interest in the exhibition, Molina Debnath, Md. Rajon and Lipi -- students of the institute -- said that the institute should be promoted throughout the country by organising such programmes.
Md. Abdur Rouf, a lecturer of the institute, said that future artistes need inspiration and patronage.
Kamrun Nahar Begum, principal of the institute, thanked the district administration for is support in organising the exhibition.
Earlier, a discussion on the life and accomplishments of Bangabandhu was also held with Deputy Commissioner of Mymensingh, Lokman Hossain Miah, in the chair.
Painting, essay writing and poetry recitation competitions were held at Jatiyo Kobi Kazi Nazrul Islam University (JKKNIU) in Trishal on August 15.
The painting and poetry recitation competitions were held in three groups, while essay competition was held in two groups at Arts Faculty of the university. The students of different schools of Trishal took part in the competitions.
The subjects of the art competition were 'Bangabandhu', 'Liberation War' and 'Bangladesh'.
The judges for art competition were Safin Omar, Md. Emdadul Huda and Tapon Kumar Sarkar of Fine Arts Faculty of the university.
Arifur Rahman, Shahman Shahrier, Syed Mamun Reza and Md. Rafiqul Islam were judges at the poetry competition while Marzia Akhtar, Md. Habib-ul-Mawla, Umme Farhana and Mortaza Ahmed judged the essay competition.
Three contestants from each group were awarded prizes.
Marking the occasion, a mourning rally was brought out at the university campus. A discussion was held at the Theatre Hall of Arts Faculty.
Advocate Reza Ali, MP was the chief guest at the discussion. Vice-chancellor of the university, Dr. Gias Uddin Ahmed, presided over the discussion.
Treasurer of the university, Dr. Md. Abul Bashar; dean of Social Science Faculty Dr. Habibur Rahman and convener of the celebration committee Professor Md. Nazrul Islam were other discussants.
To fulfil the dream of Bangabandhu -- of a country free from hunger, corruption and fundamentalism, we should work together, they were of the view.
Quamrul Islam Rubaiyat, Thakurgaon
A painting competition for school students was held on Monday morning to mark National Mourning Day at Thakurgaon Zila Parishad auditorium. Thakurgaon Shishu Academy, with the assistance of district administration, organised the event.
Over 100 children from different educational institutions, divided into four groups, participated in the competitions.
The topics of the competition were 'National Flag', 'National Memorial' and 'The Liberation War' for the four respective groups. Judges selected 12 children for awards.
About 100 students also took part in an essay competition titled 'Bangabandhu and Bangladesh'.
Hamd and Naat competitions were also held for children, in two groups. Judges selected six children for awards at the competitions.
After the competition, a discussion on the 36th death anniversary of Bangabandhu was held at Thakurgaon Shilpakala Academy auditorium.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Thakurgaon Muhammad Shahiduzzaman attended the event as chief guest, while principal of Thakurgaon Government College Golam Kibria Mondal presided over the meeting.
On the occasion, Eco Pathshala also arranged art and essay competitions at its school premises in the town.
Other educational institutions, including Thakurgaon Government Boys' High School, Thakurgaon Government Girls' High School and other primary and high schools also organised similar programmes to mark the day.