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
The award-giving ceremony was followed by a cultural function performed by
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha