Bailey Road renamed Natok Saroni |
Bailey Road was officially renamed Natok Saroni yesterday, in recognition of the road's being the premier venue for performing arts in the capital.
DCC Mayor Sadek Hossain Khoka unveiled a plaque on the occasion of renaming yesterday in presence of renowned dramatists, DCC officials, and commissioners.
Later, he inaugurated the national conference of Group Theatre Federation at the Mohila Samity Auditorium on Natok Saroni.
Renowned playwright Sayed Ahmed was present as the chief guest. Ramendu Majumdar, M Hamid, and Secretary-general of the Federation Liakat Ali Lucky, among others, spoke at the function presided over by Federation Chairman Mamunur Rashid.
Mayor Sadek Hossain Khoka urged the dramatists and cultural activists to come forward to develop a healthy cultural environment in the country.
He also cited the dramatists for their courageous role in the Liberation War and anti-autocracy movements.