Vocalist Sabina Yasmin’s birthday was celebrated on Fobana stage. Fobana gives lifetime honor to Sabina Yasmin in front of thousands of viewers. “Another kind of rare experience, another kind of joy,” said the elated artist.
It is to be noted that Canada’s Toronto and Montreal were full of multi-faceted festivals on September 1-2 last Saturday-Sunday. Apart from the three three sections (Federation of Bangladeshi Associations in North America) FOBANA, Bangladesh Conference and Bishwa Bangla Literary Rally, there were other small and crowded events.
In addition to Bangladesh, writers-artists-audiences from different countries of the world joined the programs. Organized by Bangladesh Association of Montreal, the 37th FOBANA Convention ended at Laval Sheraton Hotel. Sabina Yasmin, Tapan Chowdhury, Mumtaz Begum, Balam, Lovely Dev, Moza etc. sang in the gathering of thousands of visitors and listeners. Also local artists participated in dance, song, comedy, fashion show.
Tajul Mohammad presided over this Fobana literature seminar. The chief guest was the poet Saifullah Mahmud Dulal and the special guest was Dr. Dr. Shihab Shahriar read the article. Shoaib Saeed. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Tudrow, MP Dolly Begum congratulated Alochya Phobana. This Fobana was formally inaugurated by the High Commissioner of Bangladesh Embassy in Ottawa. Khalilur Rahman. Dewan Moniruzzaman, the organizer of this year’s Clean Fobana, said that this Fobana will be held in Michigan in 2024.
Meanwhile in Toronto a FOBANA ended September 1-3 at the Sheraton Center Toronto Hotel. Which was inaugurated by the former VC of Jahangir Nagar University. Jasimuddin Ahmed. The event was sung by SI Tuttle, Rizia Parveen, Lovely Dev and local artistes. Convener Abul Azad informed that this conference has been announced in Maryland next year. On the other hand, another FOBANA was held in Toronto. Bebi Nazneen, Mumtaz, Salim Chowdhury and others participated in open-air fobana on September 2-3 on the occasion of Leaver Day organized at the intersection of Birchmount and Kingston.
For the first time, the open FOBANA was initiated by the Consular General of the Deputy Embassy of Bangladesh in Toronto, Md. Lutfar Rahman. The convener of this relationship. Abu Zobair Dara said, we freed the house arrest Fobana and spread it among the people. It is known that the next Fobana event will be held in New York. Rashid Khan organized the Bangladesh conference as an alternative to the rebel group Fobana in Montreal. Artists Kanak Chapa, Krishna Tithi, Lovely Dey, Maitri Devi, Al Amin Babu and others performed music in the gathering held at Lucian Page Auditorium.
In addition, Salma Bani’s book ‘Immigration’ was discussed in the literary thought program. Elina Mita, Sharif Ahmed and Dola participated in the performance of Toronto’s recital organization ‘Kanthachitran’. On the same day, at the same time, the Bishwa Bangla Literary Conference concluded in Toronto. This gathering organized by North America Bangla Sahitya Parishad and organized by Pathshala of Toronto will be held at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Center.
More than a hundred literary and literary lovers from different parts of the world including North America, Europe, United Kingdom, Middle East to join the fifth Biswa Bangla Sahitya Rally held for two days on September 2-3. The literary gathering was inaugurated by the poet Dr. Jyoti Prakash Dutta.
In addition to various episodes on literature, music was performed by Iffat Ara Dewan, Aleya Sharafi. Shahab Ahmed, one of the founders of the rally, said that the next rally will be held in Dallas, America.