Selim-Al-Deen’s 68th birth anniversary tomorrow


SAVAR, Aug 17, 2017 (BSS) – The 68th birth anniversary of late noted play writer Professor Selim Al Deen will be observed tomorrow.

Drama and Dramatics Department of Jahangirnagar University has taken a daylong programme to celebrate the birth anniversary in a befitting manner on the campus, Deputy Director of JU Public Relations Office Abdus Salam Miah told BSS.

The daylong programmes include holding seminar, staging drama, bringing out silent procession, offering ziarat and placing floral wreaths at Selim Al Deen’s grave on the university campus.

Besides, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka Theater, Bangladesh Gram Theatre and Selim-Al-Deen Foundation jointly have drawn up a six-day programme titled ‘Selim-Al-Deen Festival’ in the city.

The six-day programmes include paying homage to Selim-Al-Deen by placing floral wreaths at his grave on JU campus, seminar, painting, awarding medal and staging drama at Jatiya Natyashala in the city.

Selim Al- Deen was born to Mofizuddin Ahmed and Firoza Khatun in Shenerkhil village of Sonagazi Upazila of Feni on August 18, 1949 and breathed his last at Labaid Cardiac Hospital in the city on January 14, 2008.

In 1974, Al Deen joined as a lecturer at the Bangla Department of Jahangirnagar University. The drama and dramatics Department was opened under his guidance, and he served as its founder chairman, in 1986.

He received several awards including Ekushey Padak in 2007, Bangla Academy Award in 1984, Best Tele-playwright Award in 1994 and National Film Award for Best Dialogue in 1994.