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12:00 AM, July 28, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 28, 2017

Promoting art through Calligraphy

Calligraphy has been practiced for a very long time in many parts of the world, including ours. Many used this art form to create special signatures  showcasing identity and harmony. Volunteer for Bangladesh, Dhaka District (VBD) recently organised a Calligraphy competition for the third time this year, from Juky 24 July - 25, 2017. The event was held at the EMK Centre.

The aim of this event was to mainly promote Calligraphy on a wide range. People from different sectors sent in almost hundreds of artworks. From outside Dhaka, calligraphy writings poured in from Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi and Comilla.  Out of all the submissions, only 95 calligraphies were selected to be showcased at the EMK centre at Dhanmondi.

The Madrasah students have always been deprived when it came to educational, arts and other sectors in the country. Another aim of this event was to bring out the hidden talents of such students. In fact, the art of Calligraphy is practiced more at the Madrasahs than any where esle. Through this competition, the organisers received submissions from atleast ten or more Madrasah institutions. “It's a great platform for the Madrasah students to showcase their talents,” says A G Mutasim Islam, President, VBD Dhaka district.

Prizes and certificates were handed over to the winners on 25 July, late afternoon.

The first prize went to Sabia Nawsheen, doing her masters in Pharmaceutical Technology at University of Asia Pacific; second prize went to Fabiha Bushra, a final year Islamic Studies student from Souteast University and the third prize went to Homayra Tasfia from Gazipur Girls College.

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