Marking the occasion of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's 77th birthday, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy launched a day-long art camp titled "Unnoyoner Charushilpa" with the participation of prominent artists on the Academy's open premises on Thursday.

The art camp was inaugurated by Cultural Affairs secretary Khalil Ahmed who joined the inauguration ceremony of the camp as the chief guest. Emeritus Professor and eminent artist Hashem Khan was present as the special guest.

The programme was presided over by BSA's director general Liaquat Ali Lucky.

BSA secretary Salahuddin Ahmed and BSA Fine Arts Department director Syeda Mahbuba Karim were also present at the ceremony.

The day-long art camp was coordinated by artist-educator Anisuzzaman, assistant professor of the Faculty of Fine Art, Dhaka University.

After the inauguration, the art camp continued at the 3rd gallery of the National Art Gallery complex. A team of prominent painters including artist Farida Zaman, Afrozaa Jamil Konka, Mohammad Eunus, Sourav Chowdhury and others joined the camp.

In addition to the camp, the largest portrait of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was also put on display at the Academy premises. The portrait is 53 feet long and 38 feet broad, which will be on display until September 30.

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