Daily Star Staff Correspondent
Published On: 2008-03-01
The skyline over Dhaka University (DU) campus changed its color with the glitter of colorful kites named as Prajapati, Pankhiraj, Chumki, Churidar, Lalpahar and Kalapahar.
This was part of the kite festival organized jointly by Dhakabasi, a socio-cultural organization of Old Dhaka, and Dhaka Mohanagarir Charshata Bachhar Udjapan Committee (Committee to observe 400 years of Dhaka City).
Bangladesh Ghuri (Kite) Federation of Hazaribagh and Kayethtuli Ghuri Club took part in the competition.
The visitors enjoyed different cultural programs including songs of Old Dhaka’s famous Kalachand Band Party, bugle playing of Abdul Kader and riding in horse-driven carts.
Earlier, Cultural Affairs Adviser Rasheda K Chowdhury inaugurated the festival which was attended by among other Dhakabasi President Shukur Saleq, Canadian HC Barbara Richardson, Malaysian HC Abdul Maleque Bin Abdul Aziz & DU Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof AFM Yusuf Haider.
Prof Yusuf Haider said Bangladesh is a country of festivals, and 400-year-old Dhaka city is famous for its rich culture and heritage. The traditional Nawab families of Dhaka was the patron of kite flying which is one of the traditional games of our country, he said urging all to work together to uphold the old heritage of Dhaka.
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