In the evening, Farida Parveen, a prominent singer of the Subcontinent, got on the stage to render Lalon’s songs about spirituality and mysticism
On the bank of Jamuna river in Sirajganj, near the river-protection dam at Paubar, a unique Bangla New Year festival was organized by Isabella Foundation and district Shilpakala Academy on Sunday.
Legendary Lalon singer Farida Parveen performed on a floating stage on the river specially made for the occasion.
The festival was inaugurated by the Chairman of Isabella Foundation and Secretary to the Ministry of Water Resources, Kabir Bin Anwar.
Since the afternoon, artistes of Sirajganj Rabindra Sangeet Conference Council, Udichi and Sargam Cultural Community began performing on the stage. In the evening, Farida Parveen, a prominent singer of the Subcontinent, got on the stage to render Lalon’s songs about spirituality and mysticism.
Later in the night, dance performances were presented by artistes from Khasia community of Sreemangal. After that, some more songs were presented by singer Hasan Mahmud from Dhaka, and Pandab Kumar Kanu’s baul group from Sunamganj.
People who love songs and dance streamed to the unique event till late in the night. Children, teenagers and young people of all ages, numbering in the thousands, came to enjoy the festival.
Member of Parliament from Sirajganj 2 Md Habibe Millat Munna, Deputy Commissioner of Sirajganj Quamrun Naher Siddiqua, Police Superintendent Tutul Chakrabarty, Municipality Mayor Syed Abdur Rouf Mukta, Paubar Executive Engineer Md Shafiqul Islam, Assistant Deputy Commissioner Iftekhar Mohammad Shamim and many other members of cultural, political and professional organizations attended the festival.