The 70th birth anniversary of Natyacharya Selim Al Deen has observed with due respect today. Earlier on August 5 and 6, theatre troupe Swapnadal celebrated the occasion through a two-day festival titled ‘Selim Al Deen Janmautsab’ on the premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital’s Segun Bagicha.
The Department of Drama and Dramatics of Jahangirnagar University (JU) has chalked out a programme to celebrate the anniversary.
Jahangirnagar University Vice-chancellor Prof Farzana Islam will inaugurate the celebration by bringing out a rally on the university campus in the morning.
Then they will place floral wreaths at the playwright’s grave on JU premises at 10:30 am.
A seminar will be held at Theatre Lab of the Department of Drama and Dramatics at 12 pm, where Dr Jamil Ahmed will present the keynote speech.
Noted cultural personality Nasiruddin Yousuff and Prof Lutfur Rahman will be present as discussants at the seminar to be presided over by Prof Afsar Ahmed.
Selim Al Deen, who is known as ‘Natyacharya’ was born on August 18, 1949 in Feni. He joined Jahangirnagar University in 1974 at the Bangla Department and later he became the founder chairperson of the Department of Drama and Dramatics of the university.