January 26, 2018 the Russian Centre of Science & Culture (RCSC) in Dhaka hosted a solemn awarding ceremony for participants of the children's drawings competition timed to correspond with the 46th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Bangladesh.
In the contest of children's drawings took part about 110 children of the Serov Academy of Fine Art who presented to the visitors 120 of their works. The contest was held in 5 nominations: 1st year of study (4-7 years), 2nd, 3rd and 4th periods of studies (7-16 years). The main goal of the contest was to summarize the intermediate results of the education of children in the Art Academy named after. V. Serov. The jury was headed by the artist and professor of the Department of Painting of the Dhaka University Samarjit Roy Chowdhury, well-known in Bangladesh.
The President of the Bangladesh-Russia Friendship Society, the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Dhaka Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique, the winner of the national award Ekushe Padak (Prize in Art and Literature) Samarjit Roy Chowdhury, the First Secretary of the Russian Embassy H.V. Boyko and the head of the RCSC A.P.Demin presented at ceremony as guests of honour.
In their speeches, the honorary guests noted that the Soviet Union recognized as one and the first the proclamation of the independent People's Republic of Bangladesh on January 25, 1972. This date is a landmark event in the history of Bangladesh and modern Russia. Participation in the solemn closing in the RCSC of the exhibition of children's drawings of Serov Academy of Fine Art of Bangladeshi and Russian schoolchildren is an important moment in establishing contacts between peers of the two countries.
During the awards ceremony, the winners of the contest were awarded memorable prizes, the participants of the competition certificates on behalf of the Russian Centre of Science & Culture (RCSC) and the organizers of the contest. Specially for this event a catalog with drawings of all the contest participants was prepared.
At the end of the event a cultural programme was organized for the audience with the participation of young dancers from the Bangladesh Academy of Fine Arts (BAFA).
The event caused positive feedback from parents and was pleasant to the student of the Serov Academy of Fine Art at the RCSC.
About 350 people attended the event at the RCSC.