Friday morning at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre premises in Dhaka.
Organised jointly by Surer Dhara, a music school, and Channel I, a private television channel, the
programme kicked off around 5:50am to welcome the first sun of the New Year.
One thousand singers, led by eminent Tagore singer and Surer Dhara chief Rezwana Chowdhury
Bannya, joined their voices to render songs like Eso Hey Baishakh, Aji Natun Basante, Kara More
Rekhechhilo, Dil Dariyay Baan Dekechhe, Kon Udashi Thake and others.
Besides Tagore songs, the singers also presented songs composed by Atul Prasad Sen, Rajanikanta
Sen, Kazi Nazrul Islam and by eminent folk bards.
Noted singers Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya, Tapan Mahmud, Azizur Rahman Tuhin, Bishwajit Roy
and few others performed solo at the programme too.
Dance artistes of Shadhona moved the audiences with presentation of a compilation of folk dance,
synchronised with traditional songs.
A fashion show displaying summer collection by different designers also was an attraction at the
Popular rock band LRB ended the programme with an engaging performance.
Besides performances, stalls displaying and selling traditional food items, attires and arts and crafts
attracted large number of people clad in red and white festival attires.