‘Paara Utshab’ held in high spirits

Eight-year-old Anindita Kamal was busy with craftwork on a mat along with 10 other children. Anindita, who enjoyed craft work very much, seemed elated to be at the Paara Utshab. “We came here at noon and my daughter seems to be having a great time. Children normally don't get to go to that many events in Dhaka, which is why they are enjoying the event," said Rakibul Kamal Gaurab, Anindita's father. He said puppet shows, folk songs and other events attracted attendants of Paara Uthshob.

Dr. Rehnuma Karim from Heroes for All and Shayaan Seraj from Gulshan Society lead the event. Heroes for All and Gulshan Society co-organised the event with the support of DNCC and Prime Bank. LGRD minister Md Tazul Islam and DNCC Mayor Md Atiqul Islam jointly inaugurated the programme. The fair was divided into different zones that concerned health and well-being, knowledge and awareness, arts and crafts, activities and plays. Besides, the third session of The Daily Star's in-house event “Slam Poetry Nights", organised by SHOUT and The Daily Star Books, was also held at the premises — where people from all walks of life participated and performed.

The event also hosted talent shows, mini workshops on arts and crafts, street drama, CPR and First Aid sessions, fun street games and an exhibition on 50 years of Bangladesh's history, music and more. DNCC mayor Md Atique said they will arrange Paara Utshab in every area in Dhaka gradually.

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