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HerStory: Women Trailblazers at EMK Centre

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Sheikh Arif Bulbon :
The 20-day long art exhibition titled HerStory: Women Trailblazers organised by Enegis Power Corporation Ltd was held recently in the city’s EMK Centre at MIDAS Centre in Dhanmondi with a call for ensuring women’s
participation in all development activities of the country.
The exhibition was dedicated to female leadership in Bangladesh over the past century.
Prof Dr Mehtab Khanam
moderated the closing ceremony titled ‘Married to the job: Artist couples’ on last day of the
exhibition. Artist Naima Hoque and Nasim Ahmed Nadvi took part in the discussion on the
lives of couple and their
professional experience.
Zareen Mahmud Hosein, Director of Energis Power Corporation Ltd and also initiator of the exhibition conducted
the closing ceremony.
Eminent architect Shamsul Wares and writer and woman activist Maleka Pervin expressed their view on the achievement
of the country’s women artists
in different sectors.
While talking with The New Nation, the exhibition curator Keterina Don said that the
exhibition, HerStory: Women Tralblazers  is based on the lives and teachings of the outstanding women who in their own unique capability had contributed to
the building of an egalitarian society and the development
of women’s rights in the
independent Bangladesh.
The exhibition brought together 19 artists across three living
generation to reflect the lives of these female icons who had left the world, but continue to
inspire and live on, she said.
It is noted that Energis Ltd, a
sister concern of Shasha Denims Ltd, is a listed company with
the country’s Stock Exchange. Energis as part of its social
responsibility has long been working for uplift capability of the country's industry, culture,
education and infrastructure, Zareen Mahmud Hosein said.  n

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