Nagpur: Eminent dignitaries from Bengali community attended the World Bengali conference recently held at Vasantrao Deshpande hall. The conference ended on the vibrant note with famed singer from Bangadesh Rezwana Banya Choudhary belting out a sizzling performance to charm the audience.
Earlier, the session kick started with the inauguration ceremony. The event was inaugurated by Director of Rabindra Sangeet Gabesana Kendra, Visva Bharati, and Indarani Mukherjee.
In the event, the community’s prestigious Ananya Awards were given to luminaries like Sahitya Akademi winner for 2014 Satyabati Giri, Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh Salahuddin Noman Chowdhuri, and football players PK Banerjee and Tulsidas Balraman.
The former Directorate General (DG) of Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited (CMPDI) Dipankar Banerjee and Anjan Chatterjee who are from the city were also felicitated. During the conference Poems from Gitanjali were recited by Tapas Maiti. The session ended with soulful rendition of Rabindra Sangeet by Maya Charkravarty.
The evening session was totally dedicated to entertainment. Chokher Bali (Bengali play) was performed by a team from Sakher theatre of Mumbai. The actors who performed were all professionals. While the other play Nari Shaktiwas performed by local artistes, was also staged.