Dhaka, Bangladesh
Eid, Nazrul Jayanti celebrated on digital platform

Eid, Nazrul Jayanti celebrated on digital platform

Solidarity Concert for Ranesh orchestrated by Bangladeshi artistes from different countries

Rafi Ahmed: Eid was different this year, as is life and lifestyle these days. Eid

programmes consist of a big part of our plans, and people were prepared to miss the regular Eid programmes and dramas on different TV channels this year. Surrogates made up for.

IPDC Finance Limited arranged Jaago

Ucchashe Eid Anonde, an exclusive

Eid programme, live from their

official Facebook page, from May 26

to 28, at 10 pm every day to give a

message that regardless of all

difficulties, the show must go on

and we must always keep moving


Momimul Islam, Managing Director

and CEO of IPDC Finance Limited,

along with famous singer Partha

Barua and Rashid Khan, CEO of

Creato, initiated this three-day

live Eid soiree with the country's

celebrated artistes. Bappa Mazumder,

Partha Barua, Samina Chowdhury,

Afsana Mimi, Rumana Rashid Ishita,

Shafin Ahmed and others performed in

the programme.

National poet Kazi Nazrul Islam's

121st birthday was on May 25. This

year, however, the day also

coincided with Eid-ul-Fitr, the

biggest festival of the Muslims.

Chhayanaut celebrated this momentous

occasion on digital platform during

the coronavirus pandemic that has

vastly pushed people into the

virtual world with camouflage of

real humans with masks, gloves,

overalls and so on.

A cultural programme titled Nobo

Jug Oi Elo Oi was launched on

Chhayanaut's YouTube channel-

Chhayanaut Digital Platform. The

make-believe show was live from 7pm

on the poet's birthday. Chhayanaut

had also celebrated Pohela Boishakh

and Rabindranath Tagore's birthday

in a similar fashion earlier this

year amid the hovering threat of


Bangladeshi artistes from different

countries organised a live concert,

'Solidarity Concert for Baul Ranesh

Thakur', on May 30 to stand by him

and all other Baul musicians.

Baul Ranesh Thakur is an

independent troubadour and a

disciple of Baul Shah Abdul Karim.

Unidentified miscreants burnt Baul

Ranesh Thakur’s music room on May 18

at Ujandhal village in Derai upazila

of Sunamganj. His instruments and

his life's works were also burnt in

the arson attack.

The concert was an instrument-free

programme, which was live on

Saturday and started at 8 pm

(Bangladesh time) on the official

Facebook pages of Das and Co,

Nagarnat and Sylhettoday24.com, the

three associates of the event. Baul

Shafi Mondol, Bappa Mazumder, Rahul

Anand, Kanak Aditya, Shibu Kumar

Shil, Pinto Ghosh, Sayed Hasan Tipu,

Baul Basir Uddin Sarkar and Baul

Surjyalal Das and other renowned

musicians performed at the concert.

Ashiquzzaman Tulu joined the concert

from Canada, while Gouri Choudhury,

Sohini Alam from the band Khiyo and

Amit Dey joined from the United

Kingdom. Tajul Imam from the USA,

Rajib Das from India, Paromita Dey

from Australia and Shabnam Surita

Dana from Germany also joined the

live programme.

All musicians joined the concert

from their respective homes, as the

novel coronavirus has forced 'social

distancing' upon human society all

the world over.

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