CHANDPUR, Sept 18 (UNB): The weeklong '9th Chaturanga Hilsa Festival-2017' began amid enthusiasm at the Shipakola Academy premises in Chandpur town on Sunday.
Chaturanga, a leading cultural organisation, has organised this fest.
A colorful rally led by superintendent of district police Shamsunnahar and Municipal Mayor Nasiruddin Ahmed marched through different streets of the district town during this festival.
Later, the festival was formally inaugurated by Nasiruddin Ahmed while Police Super Shamsunnahar was the chief guest at the Shilpakola Academy.
Advocate Binoy Bhusan Majumder, chairman of the Festival Committee, presided over the function while Kazi Shahadat, convener of the Committee, renowned artist and Vice Chairman of Chaturanga Krishna Shaha, Press Club President Sharif Chowdhury, among others, spoke on the occasion.
The weeklong Hilsa festival includes Hilsa recipe, elish debate and discussion and problems of Hilsa, Elish ghuddi, Elish fashion show, Elish poems, verses, limericks, Elish round -table conference, reception to the eight distinguished social workers and personalities, Elish photo shows, cultural function on Hilsa etc-said the Member Secretary of the festival Harun Al Rashid.
Pran-RFL group is extending co-operation to make this festival to promote cultural activities he added.