Kolkata, Dec 4: The annual music festival of Bengal “Bangla Sangeet Mela 2019” begins on Wednesday.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be felicitating eminent artistes at the inaugural ceremony to be held at Nazrul Mancha here. She will also be inaugurating Biswa Bangla Lok Sanskriti Utsav. State Minister for Information and Cultural Affairs Indranil Sen said, “Like every year, this year too, under the guidance of the chief minister, the Bangla Sangeet Mela and Biswa Bangla Lok Sanskriti Utsav will be hosted. " While the Bangla Sangeet Mela will be held in as many as 10 venues in the city starting from December 4 to 12, the Biswa Bangla Lok Sanskriti Utsav will be held from December 5 to 8.
Rabindra Sadan, Sisir Mancha, Rabindra Okakura Bhavan, Phanibhusan Bidya Binod Jatra Manch, Mohor Kunja, Hedua Park, Madhusudan Mukta Mancha, Ektara Mukta Mancha, Deshapriya Park and Rajya Sangeet Academy Mukta Manch will be the venues for the mega event. Another venue at the area beside Charukala Parshad has been added this year for both ‘Bangla Sangeet Mela’ and ‘Biswa Bangla Lok Sanskriti Utsav’.
There will be numerous musical performances under the title “Paray Paray Sangeet Mela” at 32 different locations across Kolkata from December 5 to 12. More than 5,000 singers and musicians are expected to participate at the gala musical fiesta. (UNI)