Lakshyapar's 8th Annual Classical Music Conference began on January 3. It was a unique inauguration session set in the shanties of Isdair, Narayanganj. Titled “Britter Baire”, the centre of the opening session was Samageet Pathshala, a school of the underprivileged children conducted by Samageet Sangskriti Prangan. The programmes began with the hoisting of the national flag with the rendition of national anthem.
Then a rally moved through the rail road. The working session began inside Samageet Pathshala where children were introduced to Sitar and Sarod. Shamim Jahir (Sarod) and Nishit Dey (Sitar) talked about what components these instruments are made of and then played on their respective instruments. After the introduction of each instrument, children were called on stage and given the primary lessons of sitting posture with holding the instruments in their lap, gripping the jawa or the mijrab with which to stroke on the strings and so on.
Sumana Biswas, a lecturer in English and a renowned elocutionist expressed his feelings saying, “I feet such an emotion inside me to see the curiosity, intensity, and spontaneity among these underprivileged children that I weep for a while as couldn't control myself.”
Meanwhile, Pandit Biplab Bhattacharya completed the first day's work in a three-day long workshop on tabla at Lakshyapar Paramparaa in Chashara, Narayanganj.
The second day of the three-day long conference held a classical music competition and a seminar at Narayanganj Preparatory School.