Marking its ninth founding anniversary, the Jhenidah Baul Samity held elaborate programmes on the Old DC Court premises of Jhenidah on Friday.
Md Mahbub Alam Talukder, Jhenidah deputy commissioner, attended the programme as chief guest.
Altaf Hossain, Jhenidah plice super, and Saidul Karim Mintu, mayor of Jhenidah municipality, were present at the event as special guests.
Presided over by Md Nuruddin Biswas, president of Jhenidah Baul Samity, the discussion was also addressed, among others, by Julkar Nayan, UNO, Md Jasim uddin, cultural officer of Jhenidah Shilpakala Academy, Ekramul Haque Liku, district Sammilito Sangskritik Jote president, and Anwarul Islam Badsha, secretary of Baul Samity.
A total of seven people including Nazrul Islam Boyati, Nasima Parvin, Arshad Fakir and Bimal Das were honoured for their immense contributions to the field of Baul songs and Dalim Hossain and Asadul Islam were honoured for their contribution to harmonium and drum artistes at the programme.
Renowned Baul singers Khorshed Alam Boyati, Akbar Ali Boyati, Zamirul Boyati, Aroz Ali Boyati, Minara Parvin and Alpana Boyati enthralled the audience by their mind-blowing performance on the occasion.