4-day SAARC cultural festival begins in capital

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A four-day cultural festival of SAARC countries began on Thursday at Shilpakala Academy in the capital.

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy is organizing the festival in association with the Cultural Affairs Ministry and SAARC Cultural Center, Shilpakala Academy Director General Liakat Ali Lucky said at a press conference at the seminar room of the academy.

SAARC Cultural Centre Director Wasante Kotwala and Assistant Director Kishani Joy Singh were present in the press conference.

Cultural Affairs Secretary Ibrahim Hossain Khan will inaugurate the four-day festival at 5 pm at Shilpakala Academy ‘s Nandan Mancha where handicrafts of the South Asian countries will be displaced and historical dances will be performed.