HnExpress Partha Roy, Kolkata :
“Pragati Bangla Utsav 2019” celebrated in Kolkata on last sunday. This is 14th year of celebration. Pragati Bangla utsav is celebration of world peace and universal brotherhood, oriental art & cultural heritage and traditional bonding between people of Bengal & Bangladesh. What is apply called “Dui Bangla Moitri Utsab”.
The Chief Guest, Shri Shobhandeb Chattopadhyay Hon’ble Minister, Govt. Of West Bengal lauded the effort of Pragati Bangla Utsav Committee to promote people to people contact between Bengal & Bangladesh as well as celebrate & honour the talents & achievements of citizens of Bengal & Bangladesh.
Welcoming the gathering Prof. Dr. Arijit Kumar Neogy. He was a Founder, Director and organiser of Pragati Bangla Utsav stressed on cultivation of cooperation between people of Bengal & Bangladesh through trade, educational & cultural exchange, promotion of traditional arts & crafts in both nations.
Others who graced the celebration are Sri Sayan Dev Chatterjee(State Secretary West Bengal Trinamool Youth Congress), Sri Debasish Kumar Hon’ble MMIC, KMC, legendary actress Sabitri Chottopadhyay, tabla maestro Pt. Mallar Ghosh, Actor and Producer Arijit Dutta, yesteryear cricketer Sambaran Baneerjee, Dance Guru Thankumuni Kutti, Film Director Raja Sen.
Were also present Music Director Suvayu, Painter Wasim Kapoor, Singer Lagnajita Chakraborty, Dancer Kohinoor Sen Barat, PR consultant & Writer Rita Bhimani, Film Director Sudeshna Roy, Actress Moubani Sorcar, Mrs. Asia-Pacific Crown Ambassador 2018 Suparna Mukherjee, Mrs Universe Earth 2018 Apsara Guha, Vlogger & CEO of news portal Highlight News Express Maratha Indrani Sengupta, Athletic Prabir Sarker and others. And Gowtam Saha, Choreographer
Prof Sharmistha Basu, professor & author Emadadul Haque, Journalist Sadika Parvin Poppy, 3 times National Award winning actress Anjam Masud, Anchor Kabir bakul, lyricist Pragati Bangla International Excellence Award, 2019.
A fashion show titled “Anandadhara” and “Ekta Gaan Likho Amar Jonno” choreographed by Archit Ray was presented. Celebrities from Bengal & Bangladesh, Journalists, Supreme Court Lawyer including physically challenged persons participated in ramp walk. Pragati Bangla honoured 25 dignitaries from Bangladesh with “Moitri Samman 2019”, A craft fair hosted to enable creative artists and traditional craft practitioners to display their ware to the invitees .
Celebrity, Journalist & CEO cum Editor of Highlight News Express (HnExpress) Martha Indrani Sengupta said, “Pragati Bangla Utsav not only building goodwill but encouraging and creating opportunity for expression of talents in various facets of life that otherwise go unnoticed. The utsav, also, encourage women from marginalised segment as well as other segment of the society to display their multifaceted talents, skills and facilitate to achieve new height of excellence in their chosen endeavour in West Bengal & Bangladesh”.