Thousands attend cultural programme at Bangladesh Embassy in DC
News Desk / May 4, 2009
The Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC recently organised a daylong cultural programme at the embassy premises, says a press release. The event, organised as a part of the Cultural Tourism, DC's annual celebration, was attended by a large number of guests from various parts of the U.S. Tourists from other countries also attended the event. Cultural Tourism, DC is a Washington-based non-profit organisation dedicated to showcasing cultural diversity through holding such events in collaboration with the embassies. This is the second consecutive year that this cultural programme was held.
M. Humayun Kabir, the Bangladeshi ambassador to the U.S. and his wife Rokeya Kabir welcomed the guests at the embassy. Prior to the cultural programme, the ambassador said that Bangladesh has an illustrious cultural heritage, which has been further enriched by numerous creative minds of the country. Kabir said that the event at the embassy was an effort to showcase various aspects of Bangladeshi culture and connect with a wider audience in the U.S. as well as elsewhere.
The day's programme included a display of Bangladeshi handicrafts and other exportable items, and a show where expatriate Bangladeshi artistes performed. A video presentation on Bangladeshi culture and traditions was screened at the programme. Bangladesh's history, art and also contemporary achievements in various spheres, including women's empowerment and our country's contribution to peacekeeping under the UN were also highlighted in the video.
The guests were served traditional Bangladeshi cuisine. The event attracted about 3,500 people thanks to vigorous publicity and efforts by the embassy.