12th death anniversary of Selim Al Deen observed at JU


SAVAR, Jan 14, 2020 (BSS) – The 12th death anniversary of Professor Selim Al-Deen, an eminent playwright and founder chairman of the Department of Drama and Dramatics of Jahangirnagar University (JU), was observed on the campus here today.

Marking the day, Drama and Dramatics department of the university brought out a rally from the old Arts faculty premises while JU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Farzana Islam inaugurated the rally as the chief guest.

Parading main streets of the campus, the rally ended at the grave of Selim Al-Deen after placing floral wreaths.

Later, noted playwright Nasir Uddin Yousuf Bachcho, JU Drama and Dramatics department, Bangladesh Gram Theater, Dhaka Theater, Selim Al Deen Foundation, Arshinagar Theater, Shawapnadal Dhaka, Combine Cultural Alliance, Jahangirnagar Theater, Puppent Theater Research Center, Teacher and Student Center (TSC), Kalma Theater, ShaheedTitu Theatre and SelimAl Deen Memorial Society placed floral wreaths at the grave of Selim Al Deen beside the central mosque of the campus among others.

On the occasion, a sole photography exhibition titled “Selim Al deen in the lense of Barin Ghosh” on the life and works of Selim Al Deen was held at Old Arts building around 10.45 am.

Performing by the students of Drama and Dramatics department of the university, “Natoker Gaan” was held at the Theater lab of old arts building at 11 am.

Presided over by Dr. Soma Momtaz, chairman of the department of Drama and Dramatics, a seminar titled “Selim Al Deen O Ai Ja Ami- Ontorongo Songlap” was held at ZahirRaihan Auditorium at 12.30 pm while Ataur Rahman present the key note paper.

Besides in the evening, a drama “Dohondoyita” staged by Drama and Dramatics department at the Theater Lab of Zahir Raihan auditorium which was directed by Prof AKM Yousuf Hasan and written by Shuvasis Sinha.

Born on August 18 in 1949 in Feni, Selim Al-Deen joined Bangla Department of Jahangirnagar University as a lecturer in 1974. In 1986, he founded the Drama and Dramatics department and served the department as its founding chairman. He died on January 14, 2008.