An India cultural festival with art exhibitions and performances by Indian artistes is being organised in Bangladesh, beginning this Friday. Ananda Jagya, a week-long dance, music, crafts and film festival, and fortnight-long art exhibitions will be held simultaneously in many cities including Dhaka, Chittagong and Rajshahi.
The festival is being organised by the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) of the Indian high commission here and the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA). Veteran Indian artistes like Pandit Debu Chaudhury, Ustad Rashid Khan, Pandit Jayanta Bose, Pandit Kumar Bose, Pandit Debojyoti Bose, Manoj Mitra, Rita Ganguly, Rajendra Gangani and others are expected to perform at the festival.
The art exhibition, titled Harmony and Rhythm, which begins on Sunday, will showcase works of four contemporary Indian painters. It will also highlight styles and techniques, representing Indian folk and culture, reported the Daily Star. Films like Nayak, Saptopadi, Jai Jayanti, Harano Sur, Chhaddobeshi and Path-e Holo Deri, featuring popular Bengali actor Uttam Kumar will also be screened in the port city of Chittagong.