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Background


Bangladesh aims to create a strong cultural bond and celebrate the spirit of harmony with the countries. We believe that art and cultural exchange between nations can enlighten us thus encourages to contribute for building a global society free of terrorism and conflict of opinion. With this objective in mind the ministry of Cultural Affairs, Bangladesh wishes to arrange a Cultural festival-“Festival of Harmony” in December 2017-January 2018. Cultural Ministers of different countries with officials of cultural field and cultural troupes are invited to participate in the celebration ceremony of Festival of Harmony.



Objective

The main objective of the Festival is to create harmony between nations of different culture and heritage. The event will provide an opportunity to forge cultural friendship between countries.

Time

The Festival of Harmony will be inaugurated on 2, December 2017 in the presence of the invited Ministers of Culture and officials of different countries. Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh has consented to inaugurate the festival. The inauguration ceremony will be a 3 daylong event followed by cultural program performed by the artists of Bangladesh and participating countries. This will be an extend event; will further continue for 2 months providing the opportunity for every participating country to showcase their cultural excellence.


Venue

Inaugural session of Festival of Harmony will be held in Bogra. Bogra is a northern district of Bangladesh, famous for its ancient history of Buddhist cultural trail Mahasthangarh, the ancient capital of Pundravardhana. Its history dates back to at least 3rd century BC. Together with the Buddhist ancient trails, the majar (holy tomb) of Shah Sultan Balkhi Mahisawar and the site of a Hindu temple is located at Mahasthangarh. This ancient site supported the harmonious existence of Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim community since centuries. Historical significance makes Bogra an ideal inauguration site of Festival of Harmony. The extended events will be held in later dates in 16 different places of Bangladesh including capital city Dhaka.

Participant Countries

Argentina
Afghanistan
Algeria
Azerbaijan
Australia
Brunei
Bahrain
Bhutan
Bosnia
Brazil
China
Canada
Cambodia
Denmark
England

Egypt
France
Iran
Italy
India
Indonesia
Iceland
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
Malaysia
Myanmar
Mongolia
Maldives
Mongolia
Morocco
Nepal
NewZealand
Norway
Oman
Philippines
Qatar
Russia
Spain
Sri Lanka
Scotland
South Korea
Sweden
Turkey
Tunisia
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Thailand
Uzbekistan
United Arab Emirates

Invitees from each country

* Honorable Minister of Cultural Affairs
* One Government Official
* One cultural troupe of 20 members (maximum)

Inauguration Ceremony

Inaugural session of Festival of Harmony will be held in Bogra district on 2-4 December 2017. All 50 country’s Honorable Minister of Cultural Affairs and one official are invited to join the inauguration session.


Extended Schedule of Festival for all countries

Countries will be invited in different dates during December 2017-January-2018 to perform in different venue for 2 days program. This schedule will be communicated in later dates after receiving the consent and confirmation of participation from the countries. All troupes are expected to perform 1 hour cultural program on the scheduled date to be give.


Logistic Support

Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Bangladesh will provide local hospitality which includes program venue, hotel accommodation on full board basis and local transportation to the participants during their stay in Bangladesh. For cultural team accommodation will be provided in twin share basis. The airfare of the participants will be borne by the sending countries.


Festival of Harmony Registration Form(For Cultural Troupes).

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Festival of Harmony Registration Form(For Dignitaries and Officials).

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Participation confirmation date: 30th August, 2017.

Contact for information and confirmation




Surayya Akhtar Jahan (Ms)
Cultural Adviser (Deputy Secretary)
Ministry of Cultural Affairs
Bangladesh Secretariat.
Contact: +88-02-9511071 (Office)
Fax: +88-02-9576535
Cell: +8801552-389590

Email: cultural_advisor@moca.gov.bd
Web: http://www.moca.gov.bd