The 2nd Pirganj Upazila unit conference of Bangladesh Udichi Shilpi Gosthi was held at Pirganj Pilot High School premises in Thakurgaon district on Friday.
A vibrant cultural function and a discussion featured in the programme.
Locally renowned artiste Mozibar Rahman inaugurated the event as guest.
A colourful procession was brought out from Pirganj Pilot High School's Shaheed Minar premises and ended at the inaugural point after making its way on different streets in the upazila headquarters.
A discussion was held at the same event with the participation of several socio-cultural and reputed organisations of the district.
Discussants were of the view that Udichi is a platform for cultural activists to raise their voices against inequality, injustice, anti-Liberation War forces, and extremists. The objective is to work for a peaceful Bangladesh and maintain harmony among all through cultural activities, they asserted.
Vice-President of Central Committee of Udichi Rezaur Rahman Reju spoke at the programme as chief guest, with upazila unit president of Udichi, Dipendranath Roy in the chair.
Among others, district unit president of Udichi Setara Begum, General Secretary Rezwanul Haque Reju, Cultural Secretary Shuchorita Dev, addressed the gathering.
A vibrant cultural function followed which included recitations and renditions of gono sangeet rendered by artistes of Pirganj unit of Udichi.
Prior to the cultural programme, Upazila Nirbahi Officer ABM Iftekhar Ahmed distributed crests to six persons including singers, freedom fighters for their contributions to local cultural arena.
The conference also formed a 25-member new upazila body of Udichi.