Bangladesh signs pact on cultural affairs with Iran

‘Rabindranath is a superstar of Bengali literature’

Cultural Exchange Program (CEP) agreement has been signed between Bangladesh and Iran for the period of 2015-2018 at the Iranian cultural affairs minister’s office in Tehran recently.
Cultural Affairs Minister of Bangladesh Asaduzzaman Noor and his Iranian counterpart Ali Jannati signed the agreement on behalf of their respective countries.
Bangladeshi High Commissioner to Iran Khandkar Abdus Sattar was present on the occasion.
Under the agreement, the two countries will work together in different cultural issues like organising book fair, meeting, seminars, exhibition and sending delegation.
Another report from Dhaka says: Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has urged the people to work together for building a non-communal society based on the ideology of Rabindranath Tagore.
The Speaker made the call while addressing as chief guest a Shyama dance drama function marking the birth anniversary of Great Poet Rabindranath Tagore at the auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum on Wednesday.
Terming Rabindranath as a superstar of Bengali literature, the Speaker said he could comprehend very deeply the peoples of two Bengals and as a result his work and writings, including song, rhyme, short story and novel, have gained equal acceptability among the two peoples.
The Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre of the Indian High Commission here arranged the function. Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran also spoke as the special guest while director of Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre Joysree Kundu gave the address of welcome at the function. –Our Monitor

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