Marking National Mourning Day 2019, a painting competition for children was held at Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Sangrahashala in Mymensingh.
The art gallery organised the competition in four groups for the participants. Children from different educational institutions of the city drew sketches of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, informs Mukul Dutta, the Deputy Keeper of the art gallery.
A judge of Bangladesh Supreme Court, Md Abu Tariq, the Principal of Sheaheed Syed Nazrul Islam College, Dr AKM Abdur Rafiq, the Children Affairs Officer of Mymensingh Shishu Academy, Md Mehdi Zaman, and a trainer of Zainul Shishu Charupath, Badal Chakraborty, were present at the event. Later, the guests distributed prizes among 16 winners of the art competition.
Different socio-cultural and educational institutions, including Mymensingh Zila Shilpakala Academy and Mymensingh Shishu Academy also organised various programmes, such as painting competitions, rallies and discussion meetings, to observe the occasion.
Mymensingh District Administration and Police also organised cultural competitions for children in different parts of the district.
Alokchitra Shilpi Sangsad organised a photography exhibition on the Liberation War. Around 150 photographs were displayed at the exhibition.
The State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid Babu, Mymensingh Divisional Commissioner Khondoker Mostafizur Rahman, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Mymensingh Range), Nibash Chandra Majhi, Deputy Commissioner, Md Mizanur Rahman,visited the exhibition.