Bangladeshi singer Runa Laila to perform in Kolkata on Vijay Diwas

Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) Celebrated Bangladeshi singer Runa Laila and a host of other artistes will perform at a mega event organised by the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission here beginning December 15 to mark Vijay Diwas, commemorating the liberation war and independence in 1971.

The “Bangladesh Bijoy Utsob” will be held at the Netaji Indoor Stadium here till December 19 with the support of the West Bengal government.

“Runa Laila, Arian, Kusthia’s Lalan group, Krishnakali are some of the well-known artistes scheduled to perform. Events will highlight Nazrul giti, Rabindra Sangeet, Baulgan, Lalan giti, Sufi, Bangla band and films will be screened as well,” said Md. Mofakkharul Iqbal, first secretary (press) at the Commission.

Among the country’s signature products, Dhakai jamdani, Rajsahi’s silk and ceramics will be on display. Food stalls will showcase kacchi biriyani, bhuna khichri and pitha (deserts), he said.

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