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Five cultural personalities, luminaries awarded in Rajshahi

Five literary and cultural personalities

were awarded and accorded a reception in recognition of their outstanding

contributions to the cultural arena.

Rajshahi Shilpakala Academy organised the reception programme at its

auditorium on Wednesday evening.

The award winning persons are- Dr Tasiqul Islam Raja (cultural research),

Mostofa Sarker (Folk Culture), Maksudul (musical instrument), Sudhir Chandra

Mondal (Stage drama) and Azahar Uddin (Photography).

Director General of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Liakat Ali Lucky attended

and addressed the ceremony as the chief guest, while Deputy Commissioner

Abdul Jalil was in the chair.

Drama Personality Professor Moloy Bhowmik, Additional Deputy Commissioner

Joya Maria Perera and Cultural Officer of Shilpakala Academy Asaduzzaman

Sarker also spoke.

Each of the recipients was given Taka 20,000, wrapper and crest.

In his remarks, Liakat Ali Lucky said the contribution of the cultural

persons is very significant to nation-building activities. He told the

audience that the present government has been working relentlessly to this

end.

The award-giving ceremony was followed by a cultural function performed by

famous artistes.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha