Staging dramas for entertainment, elimination of curses stressed

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RANGPUR, Jan 01, 2019 (BSS) – Theatre personalities here have stressed
on writing and staging more time-befitting dramas to entertain the people and
eliminate all sorts of curses and superstitions from the society.

They put importance on enriching Bengali culture and strengthening
cultural movement, producing more drama artistes and popularising stage and
street dramas to ascertain secular spirit in the society for building a
peaceful Bangladesh.

They expressed the views in the discussion organised by traditional
drama institution of the city ‘Rangpur Podatik’ to celebrate its 37th
founding anniversary on the Town Hall square in the city on Monday.

The celebrations began with hoisting of the national flag and
organisation flag amid rendering of the national anthem in front of ‘Rangpur
Podatik’ office on the Town Hall square.

Later, a colourful ‘Shobhayatra’ was brought out on the city streets with
participation of the members of ‘Rangpur Podatik’, dramatists, drama artistes
and cultural personalities, activists and leaders of different drama
organisations.

With founding President of ‘Rangpur Podatik’ and noted drama artist
Bijoy Prasad Tapu in the chair, President of ‘Rangpur Nattya Chakra’ Khondker
Abdul Mazid Hiru attended the discussion as the chief guest.

Founding General Secretary of ‘Rangpur Podatik’ GM Nazu delivered
welcome speech narrating the activities being conducted by the organisation
since its inception to produce popular drama artists and staging stage and
street dramas.

General Secretary of ‘Rangpur Nattya Kendra’ Razzaque Murad, General
Secretary of ‘Rangpur Nattya Chakra’ Hasan Ali, Treasurer of ‘Rangpur
Podatik’ Anwar Hossain Russo and its Member Manik Sarker Manik, among others,
addressed.

Members of ‘Rangpur Podatik’ recited poems, rendered songs and dances
and staged mime and drama in the cultural evening jointly moderated by its
incumbent General Secretary S B Suman and theatre personality Nasir Uddin
Suman.

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