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Zainul festival at DU on Tuesday

December 29th, 2015 | by admin
Zainul festival at DU on Tuesday

A daylong festival marking 101st birth anniversary of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin, the pioneer of fine arts and art education in Bangladesh, will be held at the Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA) of Dhaka University on Tuesday.

Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique and wife of Zainul Abedin Jahanara Abedin will jointly inaugurate the festival while eminent artist Samarjit Roy Chowdhury will attend the programme as special guest.

The day’s programme will start at 9 am through placing wreaths at the grave of Shilpacharya. The main event will start with the inaugural song and later, two art historians- Prof Abdul Matin Sarkar and Prof Bulbul Osman- will be honored with Zainul Award. Zainul Abedin’s wife will inaugurate an exhibition of dolls which were collected by the renowned artist in different times.

As part of the day-long programme, the students of FFA and ‘Ganpagol’, a musical group, will arrange a colourful cultural programme in the evening. Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin was born on December 29, 1914 in Kishoreganj district and died on May 28, 1976, according to UNB.

Source: The Financial Express

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