Folk Art Festival at Sonargaon
The Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of Bangladesh in cooperation with the SAARC Cultural Centre organized the program. Total expenditure of this Program was 34250.00 USD for the year 2011-12.
Main objectives of the measure were to document the existing folk dances of the SAARC region for posterity and to identify and highlight the potential of cultural diversity through folk dances in the SAARC region. It was held in 2011 in Dhaka.
A workshop/symposium on folkdance, a parade of folk dancers and vivid activities were organized at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. This program had positive impact on national and regional folk dance scenario. Especially it will play important role to protect and promote folk dance in this region. It has another impact on folk dance for exchange and sharing idea and aesthetic expressions between participating performers.