The 37th National Rabindra Sangeet Summit has been inaugurated around 4pm on Nilphamari Government High School playground Friday.
The three-day long event was inaugurated by the Minister of Cultural Affairs Asaduzzaman Noor.
Different activities have been undertaken by Nilphamari National Rabindra Sangeet Sammelan Parishad to welcome the event.
Under the supervision of the Assistant Professor of the Department of Fine Arts (Charukola) of Dhaka University Md Harun, a team of 15 fine arts students have decorated the walls of Nilphamari town with paintings of distinguished personalities and important events in the history of Bangladesh.
The event will constitute of different cultural activities such as recitation, singing, dancing, and other activities such as paying respect to the martyrs in the Shaheed Minar and presenting the Rabindra Award.
The summit will be presided over by the Central President of National Rabindra Sangeet Sammelan Parishad Sanjida Khatun, and directed by General Secretary Bulbul Islam.
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Organizers are seen busy finalizing the last-minute details of the three-day National Rabindra Sangeet Summit., scheduled to be kicked off at Nilphamari Government High School playground from Friday; March 9, 2018 Dhaka Tribune
Convener of National Rabindra Sangeet Summit Celebration Council and Principal of Nilphamari Government College Devi Prasad Roy has said that around 800 cultural activists from all over the country will be participating in the summit.
"Other than Rabindra Sangeet, the event will also host other streams of music such as Nazrul Sangeet, Sukanta, Atul Prasad, Lalon Sangeet and Bhawaiya," said Devi Prasad Roy.
Minister of Cultural Affairs Asaduzzaman Noor said: "To establish a Bangladesh free of superstitions, communality, and religious bias, there is no other alternative than holding events such as the Rabindra Sangeet summit."
Superintendent of Nilphamari police Ashraf Hossain said: "Heavy security measures have been undertaken surrounding the summit. CCTVs have been installed. No one will be entered into the venue without a security pass and a full-body check."
Other than that, law enforcement members in plainclothes and RAB and BGB will be deployed during the three-day long event.