Chhayanaut, country’s leading cultural institution, paid their tributes to Rabindranath Tagore on his 159th birth anniversary through its official YouTube channel on Friday.
The special programme, compiled and presented by Chhayanaut President Dr Sanjida Khatun titled ‘Oi Mohamanob Ashe’ streamed on Chhayanaut’s YouTube channel named Chhayanaut Digital-Platform at 9:00 am.
“Rabindranath Tagore had always been the one quintessential companion to the Bengali nation in every battle - even during this global pandemic. We will celebrate this glorious occasion to remember the birth of this legend and his legacy in every way possible, thus this special arrangement came into fruition”, Chhayanaut President Dr Sanjida Khatun said at the video programme.
Along with the monologues by its President, the short programme featured Tagore singers who remotely showcased their performances on this digital programme which included solo songs by Mita Haque, Laisa Ahmed Lisa, Mohiuzzaman Chowdhury Moyna, Md Sifayet Ullah Mukul, Satyam Kumar Debnath, Sejuti Barua and Semonti Monjori; group songs by Abhaya Dutt, Tahmid Wasif Wrivu, Naima Islam Naj, Partha Partim Roy, Farjana Akter Popy, Bikram Das, Mustafizur Rahman Turjo, Sutpa Saha and recitation by Jayanta Roy.
The artistes were accompanied by Enamul Haque Omar on tabla and Robin Chowdhury on the keyboard.
Due to the ongoing global pandemic of COVID-19, the institution previously cancelled its most awaited Bengali New Year celebration at Ramna in the capital this year and telecasted another special presentation titled ‘Borshoboron 1427’ on its YouTube channel.