A 10-day cultural festival titled 'Manobik Sadhonay Bengal Sanskriti Utsab, Sylhet 2017' will end in Sylhet on Friday. Bengal Foundation, an organisation patronising the Bengali culture, in association with Dhaka Bank and Channel I, organised the festival at Abul Maal Abdul Muhith Sports Complex in Sylhet city.
The festival was dedicated to the memory of late Professor, scholar, academic, educator and intellectual Emeritus Abdur Razzak. The festival compound was divided into different sections and were named after Hason Raja, Radha Raman, Syed Muztaba Ali and Gurushaday Dutta to make them known to the new generation.
A total of 383 musicians, dancers, painters, theatre artistes and writers from the country and 100 others from India and Nepal are taking part in the festival. Fourteen Bangla films were screened while four plays were staged during the event.
Besides, a book fair, literary discussions, craft art fair, musical instrumental exhibition, digital display, art camp and stalls of traditional food were arranged in the festival.
A digital display on the history and heritage of Sylhet was presented while an architectural presentation held during the festival.