BD mission hosts cultural program in London Nehru Centre

BD mission hosts cultural program in London Nehru Centre

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Dhaka – The Bangladesh High Commission in London hosted the “Summit Bangladesh Evening” on Thursday at the prestigious Nehru Centre in the heart of London city, UNB news agency reported. It was dedicated to the freedom fighters and martyrs of the 1971 Libertion War of Bangladesh, UNB news agency reported.The programme was originally named “Summit Evening of Young Bangladeshi performers,” but changed later as four young men could not come due to visa complexities.
Nadeem Qadir, Minister (Press), organised and anchored the programme, while British-Bangladeshi artists Shammem Azad, Srity Azad, Gouri Chowdhury, Hashi Rani and Sobira Sultana Sonia presented their numbers which was cheered by the crowd.
Khandaker M Talha, acting High Commissioner of Bangladesh, in his speech said the high commission would like to host more such programmes in collaboration with the Nehru Centre, said a PID handout on Friday.
“This programme will showcase Bangladesh and its talents,” he added.
Talha also thanked Minister (Press) Nadeem Qadir for organising the event.
Nehru Centre Assistant Director Vibhaji said she was delighted to give the venue for the event and looked forward to more such programmes, even on a joint-venture.
Qadir, in his introductory remarks, said he was happy to be able to organise the programme, the first ever by the high commission in the Nehru Centre.
He said he missed the four young talents who could not come as their visas were refused despite submitting all papers from the high commission. “We will bring them soon,” he asserted.
He said the programme has three dimensions — to present Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Golden Bengal, give the young talents a platform to the British audience and bridge Bangladeshis and British-Bangladeshis.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in particular wants that Bangladesh and its youths are projected properly, Qadir added.
A seven-minute documentary sent by the four absent Bangladeshi performers was also screened.
A second show is set for October 9 in East London’s Brady Arts Centre.

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