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Bangladeshi artists Nipa, Iqbal’s artworks at UNESCO exhibition

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Sheikh Arif Bulbon :
Artworks by two Bangladeshi artists, Maksuda Iqbal Nipa and Mohammad Iqbal, have been selected for the International Women’s Day exhibition
at UNESCO Headquarters
in Paris.
The 10-day long exhibition was inaugurated on March 10 by Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO at Sale des Pas Perdue of UNESCO Building. In her speech the Director General called on UNESCO Member States and all partners to join forces to advance gender equality
in every society. She praised the role of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in women empowerment in Bangladesh.
The Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to UNESCO,
M Shahidul Islam introduced the two Bangladeshi artists and their artworks. Speaking on
the occasion, the Ambassador referred to the strong leadership of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to empower women and encourage their participation in wider social, cultural, economic and political life in Bangladesh.
The theme of this year’s
exhibition is “Women’s role in Sustainable Development,” which brought together
paintings by artists from Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Togo, Turkey
and Ukraine.
Nipa and Iqbal have been selected to represent the Asia-Pacific region. They have
contributed four paintings each to the exhibition.
While Nipa is known for her colorful abstractions, figures have taken a prominent place
in Iqbal's paintings.   
The exhibition will remain open for public until March 18. Paris-based Bangladeshi renowned artist Shahabuddin Ahmed, diplomats, French
government officials and art enthusiasts from the French society attended the event. n

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