Theatre troupe Dhaka Padatik celebrated its 40th founding anniversary organising a two-day festival at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

Thespian Asaduzzaman Noor inaugurated the festival on March 13 as chief guest at the lobby of the Experimental Theatre Hall.

State minister for cultural affairs KM Khalid, Sammilita Sangskritik Jote president Ghulam Quddus, secretary general of Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation Kamal Bayezid, director and actor Nader Chowdhury, managing director of United Commercial Bank Limited MD Shawkat Jamil and others were present at the inaugural ceremony, presided over by the president of Dhaka Padatik Mizanur Rahman.

Following the inaugural ceremony, a discussion was held at the hall.

Dhaka Padatik honoured thespian M Hamid with Abul Kashem Dulal Smriti Padak and theatre activist Asma Akhtar Liza with Gazi Jakir Hossain Smriti Padak at the programme.

Following the discussion, Dhaka Padatik staged its liberation war-based play 'Katha 71' at the same venue. The play has been written by Kumar Pritish Bal and directed by Debashish Ghosh.

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