Three day long “Bondhu Mela-2022” held at Nandail, Mymensingh.
Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation (BONDHU) organized a “Bondhu Mela-2022” at Bashhati High School playground of Chandipasha Union, Nandail Upazila, Mymensingh. This three-day Bondhu fair started on 27/12/2022. The three days of the fair were full of various events.
The fair was ushered in on the first day with an opening ceremony. Mr. Anwarul Abedin Khan, Honorable Member of Parliament of Mymensingh – 9 (Nandail) Constituency graced the occasion as the Chief Guest in the opening ceremony. Agronomist Mr. Bibhutibhushan Sarkar, former Additional Director, Directorate of Agricultural Extension, Dhaka Region, Dhaka; Mr. Md. Rafiq Uddin Bhuiyan, Mayor, Nandail Municipality, Mymensingh; Agriculturist Mr. Md. Anisuzzaman, Upazila Agriculture Officer, Nandail, Mymensingh; Mr. Md. Shahab Uddin Bhuiyan, Chairman, No. 4 Chandipasha Union Parishad, Nandail were present in the event as the special guests. The function was presided over by Mr. ATM Arif, Assistant Commissioner (Land), Nandail, Mymensingh. Traditional stick game locally known as "Lathi Khela ( one kind of game played with sticks)" and interesting cultural programs were organized on this day. Nazrul's two comedy play titled "Purono Balad Notun Bou" and "Swami-Strir Jhogra" were staged by the Bashori Leto Natyadol.
In the second day there was a Ha Doo-Doo game competition, a once popular game of pastoral Bengal. Artists of Bashori performed the songs composed by poet Nazrul. Bashori artist Gule Ferdous Lata, Paradesi Siddique, Ashish Kumar Sheel, Zabul Islam, Sumaiya Sultana Ani and others performed solo and group Nazrul Music at the Bondhu Mela.
The three-day long Bondhu Fair ended with the closing ceremony. Mr. Mohammad Abul Mansoor, Upazila Executive Officer, Nandail, Mymensingh was present as the chief guest at the closing ceremony; Agronomist Mr. Bibhutibhushan Sarkar, former Additional Director, Directorate of Agricultural Extension, Dhaka Region, Dhaka; Agriculturist Mr. Nikhil Chandra Sen, Former Additional Director, Directorate of Agricultural Extension, Mymensingh Region, Mymensingh; Mr. Md. Shahab Uddin Bhuiyan, Chairman, No. 4 Chandipasha Union Parishad, Nandail; Mr. Manas Kumar Bahadur, Zonal Manager, Mymensingh Zone were present as the special guests. The guests distributed prizes and trophies to the winners. The closing ceremony was presided over by Agriculturist Mr. Md. Anisuzzaman, Upazila Agriculture Officer, Nandail, Mymensingh and he announced the closing of the three-day Bondhu Mela-2022.