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CM to inaugurate ‘Weekly Culture Haat’ on December 10; Marks a milestone in Bengali cultural landscape


BY TC News Desk

Agartala, December 08: In an unprecedented initiative by the Bengali culture circle, the inauguration of the Weekly Cultural Haat is set to take place tomorrow in Nandannagar, located on the outskirts of Agartala near the GB Hospital area. The venue, situated between Nandannagar and Noabadi, encompasses Karda Kalibari and Senpara Maath of Debram Para Gram Panchayat.

The Weekly Cultural Haat is scheduled to be held every Sunday from 1 PM, with its grand opening slated for December 10. State Chief Minister Prof Dr. Manik Saha will lead the inauguration ceremony, graced by the presence of Minister Tinku Roy, Minister Sudhangshu Das, Speaker Biswabandhu Sen, Mayor Dipak Majumder, Secretary Pradeep Kumar Chakraborty, MLA Abhishek Debroy, ICA Director Bimbisar Bhattacharjee, Cultural Advisory Committee Vice-Chairman Subrata Chakraborty, TIDC Chairman Nabadal Banik, and other distinguished guests.

The opening ceremony will be presided over by Ratan Chakraborty, Chairman of the Culture Village Management Committee and local MLA. Noteworthy attendees include members of the World Committee of Bangla Culture Circle from different parts of Tripura, West Bengal, Bangladesh, and Barak Valley.

The Weekly Culture Haat is designed with a unique concept, amalgamating elements from Santiniketan’s Sonajhuri Hut and various Bengali festivals. The Senpara field will feature shop sheds offering products related to Bengali culture, including food, clothing, and furniture, provided by various self-help groups. In addition to a permanent stage, the cultural hub boasts two temporary stages, with the entire field serving as a natural stage.

Local children from the training center of the Bengali Culture Circle will showcase unconventional performances of local songs and dances. The market aims to become a hub for folk culture, featuring a diverse range of performances from Rabindra Nazrul to modern Bengali music. Artists from the city will have the opportunity to freely perform on the stages, making it a central point for musical instruments, painting, drama, palagan, yatra, and the presentation of tribal culture in the near future.

The Weekly Culture Haat aligns with the five-year plan of Bangla Sanskarti Balay, marking the inauguration of the first weekly Sanskarti Haat in Senpara of Debram Gram Panchayat.

Every Sunday afternoon, including the opening ceremony, the Weekly Culture Haat promises to be a gathering place for writers, artists, social workers, scientists, thoughtful students, researchers, teachers, educators, and every socially conscious citizen, fostering a rich cultural exchange.

Meanwhile, the second session of the newly-elected World Committee of Bangla Culture Circle and the Dhamail Utsav are scheduled to take place in Dharmanagar on December 9, further enriching the cultural calendar. The Dhamail festival, organized by Dharmanagar Sangsad, is set to be inaugurated by Speaker Vishwabandhu Sen. This dual celebration is anticipated to usher in a new era in the practice of Bengali culture, according to officials as revealed during a press conference attended by Sevak Bhattacharya, President of the World Committee of Bangla Sanskarti Balaya, and other esteemed members.

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