Gracyl Ropmay releases music album of Guwahati singer featuring Meghalaya



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Singer Gracyl Ropmay released the music album of Guwahati artiste Esha Das ‘I Can Fly’ on Saturday at Shillong Press Club here.

Shot in Meghalaya, the music video was composed and sung by Esha who also wrote the lyrics.

While releasing the album, Ropmay congratulated Esha to excel in the field of music further.

The 4K video takes viewers on a journey through the scenic landscapes of Meghalaya.

Her father and producer Kishor Kumar Das assembled a talented team to bring Esha’s vision to life.

Esha is a high school student from South Point School in Guwahati, whose passion for music is inspiring. She began composing and singing at the age of 9 and has since then dedicated herself to her craft.

Esha said the song was composed when she was depressed and this has helped to uplift her mind. She hoped that this will encourage the listeners to believe in themselves and their ability to overcome any obstacle.

Her father said as a proud native of North East, Esha is committed to promoting North East tourism, which includes Meghalaya besides showcasing the rich socio-cultural heritage of the region by her music video.

She has been promoting Meghalaya in almost all her videos both regional and English. Her music videos celebrate the beauty of Meghalaya’s natural landscapes, he said.

In addition to “I Can Fly,” Esha had also released the popular video album “Never Let You Go,” which received airplay on London FM.


Esha also has a Youtube channel “Esha Music” where all her music videos can be watched.

AUDIO CREDITS:

Singer: Esha Das, Lyricist: Esha Das Composer: Esha Das

Music: Anowar Hussain, Mixing: Mafia Beatz Mastering: Donal Whelan (Mastering world, LONDON)

VIDEO CREDITS:

Producer: Kishor Kumar Das Director/Editor: Zedrin Phukan D.O.P: Pranay Mane 2nd D.O.P: Krishanku Bidyarthy

DI & Colourist: Zedrin Phukan Assistant Director: Swaraj Bharali Drone: Biplob Makeup: Chimi Bhuyan

   

Udichi seminar held on allocation of 1 percent of the national budget for cultural sector



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Bangladesh Shilpi Goshti organized a seminar demanding to allocate at least one percent of the national budget in the cultural sector. On Friday (May 31) at 3 pm, organized by Udichi a seminar titled 'National Budget: Relevance of One Percent Allocation in Cultural Sector' was held in the seminar room of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

In the key-note paper, Amit Ranjan Dey said, 'If the cultural consciousness is weak in the national life, alien culture will spread. The human form of culture gradually recedes and becomes a means of entertainment for only a handful of influential individuals or groups. Communal discrimination is gradually degrading human and cultural values, negative trends in society and state are emerging.

He also said, 'On the one hand, looting trade, money laundering in the name of development; On the other hand, the inherent consumerism of capitalist economy, sexism, communal terrorism, violence of fundamentalist groups have upset public life. Cultural awakening against this is the need of the hour. New painting, music, drama, poetry will be based on it. However, it is important to create a social, cultural, political and economic environment for that. In that case state patronage and goodwill is also an important accessory. In order to create an economic environment, there has been a demand for allocating at least 1 part of the national budget to the cultural sector for the past few years. But it did not rise above 0.09 to 0.16 percent.

The general secretary of Udichi also said, "A part of the allocation for the budget of the Ministry of Culture is used for cultural performances through Shilpakala Academy." Among which Genocide Environment Theater, Puppet Theater Festival, Bangladesh Cultural Festival, Instrumental Music Festival, production of plays about Bangabandhu are worth mentioning. But, it has been seen that almost all the programs have been held inside the auditorium of Shilpa Kala Academy where there is hardly any movement of common people. Ordinary people, especially working people, stand at the doors of Shilpakala Academy and try to understand what is happening inside. They don't have the courage to go inside and see. But Article 23 of the Constitution clearly mentions that people of all levels can contribute to the prosperity of the national culture and have the opportunity to participate.

It is culture and cultural activists who create awareness among the masses in the multidimensional crisis of the state. Motivation to turn around. Our mass struggles, including the language movement of the 1970s and the liberation war of the 1970s bear witness to it. These cultural workers have been making a logical demand to allocate at least one percent of the national budget to the cultural sector for a long time. Their demand is repeatedly ignored, which is nothing but the limitations of our budget thinking and philosophy.-It is also mentioned in the article.

Other speakers at the seminar said that the size of the national budget is increasing every year, but the structure and infrastructure of culture is not increasing. The budget is not being prepared in accordance with the dream of building a secular, democratic and socialist-oriented modern state, which is the basic spirit of the Great War of Liberation. What is being allocated remains limited to infrastructure construction. There is rampant looting and costs are increasing due to not completing the work on time.

They also said that the cultural workers were in the front line in the anti-tyranny Ershad movement. But, after the establishment of democracy, politicians moved to air-conditioned rooms and cultural workers remained on the streets. They question whether those who do culture budgets understand culture. He said that the state should pay the price for tolerating religious fundamentalism. Speakers demanded allocation of budget for culture sector in two city corporations of Dhaka.

President of Udichi Central Sangsad Professor Badiur Rahman attended the seminar, Mamunur Rashid, Mofidul Haque, Mr. Hamid, MM Akash, Fauzia Muslim, Manzare Hasin Murad, Asif Munir Tanmoy, Azad Abul Kalam, Ahkamullah, Mizanur Rahman, Rahul Raha, Rezaul Karim Siddique Rana, Dr. Lelin Chowdhury, Manzarul Islam Chowdhury Sweet, Zakir Hossain, Narayan Chandra Sheel, Pranay Saha, Abdus Salim, Dr. Azizur Rahman, Raghu Abhijit Roy and other prominent culture people and organizers. Amit Ranjan Dey, General Secretary of Udichi Central Sangsad, wrote and presented the keynote at the seminar. The seminar was conducted by Mahmud Salim, Vice President of Udichi Central Sangsad. 

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April 23 is declared as Black Day of Filmdom



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Entertainment journalists including the Television Camera Journalists Association staged a human chain and protest rally on Wednesday (April 24) to protest the organized attack on journalists at BFDC. At that time, they declared April 23 as the film's black day.

Meanwhile, in the night, in the decision of the inquiry committee formed by the journalists and artistes' association, the artists' association accepted four of the five-point demands of the journalists. However, Joy Chowdhury refused to accept the demand of expulsion from the association for two years and was banned for one month and asked to express his regret in front of everyone. But when Joy Chowdhury tried to divert the incident without expressing his grief, the journalists got angry.

A protest rally held at the gate of FDC on Wednesday afternoon demanded the immediate arrest of those involved in the incident. Journalist leaders said that the attack on FDC led by actor Joy Chowdhury, actor Shiva Shanu and villain Alexander Bo was a pre-planned and attempted murder.

After the human chain, the journalists submitted a memorandum to the Managing Director of FDC and demanded a fair investigation of the incident.

Aggrieved by this incident, the journalists declared Joy Chowdhury banned from FDC for life and declared April 23 as Film Black Day.

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Shilpi Samiti President Misha Saudagar, Secretary Dipjal



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Actor Misha Saudagar has won the president post of Bangladesh Film Artists Association this year (2024-26). Actor Monowar Hossain Dipjal has won the post of general secretary.

Misha Saudagar got 265 votes for the post of president, his rival Mahmud Koli got 170 votes. On the other hand, Dipjol got 225 votes for the post of general secretary, his rival Nipun Akhter got 209 votes.

Apart from Misha-Dipjol, Masum Parvez Rubel won the post of vice-president by getting 234 votes and DA Taib got 231 votes. Arman won the post of joint general secretary, Joy Chowdhury as organizing secretary, Alexander Bo as international affairs secretary, Jackie Alamgir as office and publicity secretary, Mamnoon Imon of Koli Nipun panel as culture and sports secretary and Kamal as treasurer.

Besides, 11 members of the Executive Council were elected – Sucharita, Rozina, Aliraj, Subrata, Dilara Yasmin, Shahnoor, Nana Shah, Ratna Kabir, Chunnu and Poli and Soni Rahman of the Kali-Nipun panel.

Voting begins at 9:30 am on Friday (April 19). Lasts till 5:30 pm. 475 artists voted in a festive atmosphere.

There were 570 total voters in this election. 48 candidates from two panels, including six independents, contested in this election to form a 21-member committee. In an alliance between the two rival panels were the two actors Misha and Dipjol from current Dhakai prominent film actors. From another panel, Golden past days hero Mahmood Koli and heroine Nipun Akhter fought.

In this election, Chief Election Commissioner was Khorshed Alam Khosru and members were AJ Rana and BH Nishan. Election results were declared at 7 am on Saturday.

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Baby Nazneen lost her mother



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Popular singer Baby Nazneen has lost her mother. On the morning of 17th April, her mother Abida Mansoor died in Bangladesh Medical College Hospital while undergoing treatment. (Inna lillahi wa---- Rajiun). She was 75 years old.

She was suffering from various problems including kidney complications for a long time. She is survived by three daughters, one son, grandchildren and many other great-grandchildren. According to family sources of Baby Nazneen, she was buried at Banani graveyard after Zohar prayer on Wednesday. On April 16, Baby Nazneen left for Japan from the US for professional reasons. She got the news of her mother's death from there. She is scheduled to return to Dhaka soon. She asked everyone to pray for her mother.



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