Shapla Cultural School
In Brief About Shapla Cultural School
Shapla Cultural School is one of the national cultural institutions of Bangladesh. Shapla Cultural School was established by Mr. Md. Mohsin Ali, Founder and Executive Director of Shapla Gram Unnayan Sangstha to continue the glorious development of national culture.
Shapla Cultural School was established in 2010 for the purpose of practicing and developing art at all district and upazila levels of Bangladesh. Shapla Cultural School regularly conducts music, dance, drama and fine arts, recitation, research and publishing departments. Separate trainers are employed for these departments .The cultural manager is the highest executive officer of Shapla Cultural School.
In order to expand the cultural activities, the head office of Shapla Cultural School has been established in the headquarters of Rajshahi district of the country and a branch office has been established in Keshorhat municipality of Mohanpur upazila. There is currently a cultural manager, Who manages the activities of Shapla Cultural School. At present its activities extend to the upazila. In order to develop art culture, support and recognition of talented and talented artists, grants to poor and meritorious students, research on past traditions and contemporary culture and national festivals on music, drama and fine arts are organized. Organizing festivals, conferences, seminars, plays and workshops, national painting exhibitions, organizing various competitions and awarding prizes and inviting various cultural groups to Shapla Cultural School as part of cultural activities, awarding various cultural figures in recognition of their contribution and Books on the subject, time And a reminder of how much work has been completed. Shapla Cultural School has a theater, gallery, music, dance and recitation rooms. Various programs including regular art, music and drama performances and paintings are organized on the stage here.Shapla Cultural School has been playing an important role in the cultural practice of Bangladesh.
The main goal of this cultural institution is to creative develop, spread, propagate of national pure culture and protect the national culture from the hands of anti-culture. Shapla Cultural School is working on the basis of proper work plan to fulfill this promise.
Preservation, development and growth of the heritage and culture of Rajshahi and enrichment of the national culture by merging the heritage and culture of Rajshahi with the mainstream culture of the country.
Culture teaches people a sense of humanity. In the ideology of the war of liberation, in order to build a golden Bengal of communalism and militancy-free dreams, the future generation must be nurtured with culture in mind. Most of the students in the village cannot find a pure cultural institution and cannot practice culture in any of the expensive cultural institutions in the city. In this context, the Chairman of Shapla Cultural School, Mr. Md. Mohsin Ali has taken the initiative to practice culture and through his proper guidance, Shapla Cultural School has been working efficiently on various cultural activities. Shapla Cultural School has created opportunities for all types of students, including extremely poor and marginalized children, to be trained in culture at the lowest possible price. Admission starts in December-January every year. Classes are held 3 days a week on each subject. Mr. Md. Mohsin Ali, Chairman of Shapla Cultural School, said, “We want culture to be practiced at the grassroots level. Practicing culture will play a role in shaping children’s thinking. They can become good citizens, they can survive from bad culture. For this, cultural practice is going on in Shapla Cultural School. We want to spread this activity in all upazilas and districts. Culture will be practiced through specific policies. He further said that Shapla Cultural School has been working tirelessly to build a knowledge-based creative, tradition-conscious and culture-minded nation.
The cultural environment of family, social and educational institutions helps children and adolescents to develop a tolerant and positive attitude towards people, society and the state. The practice of music teaches people to be generous, to get along with everyone, to create creativity, to keep everyone happy and to motivate people to play a positive role in society. Different types of music are trained in Shapla Cultural School. Especially patriotic songs, Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Giti, modern music and folk songs of different regions. Here all ages can learn music. Qualifications are just a lot of things including love for music, interest in learning, perseverance, hard work, honesty. There is no substitute for learning, you have to learn all your life. The minimum age for admission is three years. There is no age limit for seniors. You just have to have a deep passion for music. Shapla Cultural School is teaching free music to poor and marginalized children. At present, more than 50 children are learning songs, divided into small and large groups. cultural personality and Chairman of Shapla Cultural School Mr. Md. Mohsin Ali has dedicated himself to music practice and has started free music classes for poor boys and girls.
A play is a presentation of an action in front of one or more people by one or more people in any three-dimensional volume. The presentation mentioned may be based on a pre-determined and written text, or may be instantaneous. Drama is not just a matter of entertainment, drama is a tool to change society. Drama and playwrights will play a role in the future as well as in the past for positive change in the society. Drama creates a sense of responsibility in people. As a tool to change the society in the needs of the country, the playwrights of the drama department of Shapla Cultural School jumped into the drama to make people aware. In the meantime, Shapla Cultural School has gained a reputation by producing plays in different parts of the country. Childhood is ideal for sowing the seeds of acting. So here from children to seniors are trained on acting by skilled instructors. Training in various types of drama is given at Shapla Cultural School. A) According to the genre of emotion (01) tragedy (02) comedy (03) tragedy-comedy (04) melodrama and (05) farce. B) According to the source of the content (01) Mythological (02) Historical (03) Historical fiction Characteristic (04) Social (05) Family (06) Legendary and (06) Fictional. C) According to the nature of the content (01) Religious (02) Ethical (03) Spiritual (04) Political (05) Economic (06) Erotic (06) Patriotic (06) Sociological (09) Conspiratorial (10) Thriller and (11) Crime detective etc. D) According to the material features (01) Lyric drama or opera (02) Journey (03) Dance drama (04) Drama or drama E) By volume or number (01) Mahanatak (02) Natak (03) Natika (04) Ekankika F) Structural style (01) Classical (02) Romantic (03) Scenes G) According to the style of composition (01) Poetry drama (02) Prose drama (03) Prose-verse drama H) According to the presentation style (01) Actual drama (02) Ideological drama (03) Metaphorical drama (04) Symbolic drama (05) Expressionist drama I) According to the purpose (01) Ghatanamukhya (Molodrama) (02) Charitramukhya (Charitranatya) (03) Rasamukhya (Rasanatya) and (04) Tatthamukhya (Tatthanatak) Training is given by skilled trainer about theater history, pantomime, improvisation, basic acting techniques, voice improvement, technical aspects of theater, theatrical structure analysis, play design, character development, make up, costume, acting theory, stage techniques, various shows, research, management, history, costume design, theater arts, acting and management techniques, lighting, set making, make-up, basic elements of props.
Poetry Recitation and Presentation
Recitation is an art of presenting a poem or speech in an attractive manner in front of the audience in the general sense. The proper use and control of the overall form of literary phrases (poetry and prose) in the voice by keeping the standard pronunciation intact in the relevant language, and the consonant and consonant of the feeling, emotion, feeling, motion, pause, rhythm, etc. revelation is called recitation. Recitation is a lifelong pursuit. One constant effort. Recitation is no longer a filler in the gap between the songs of the program, recitation is now the only entertainment of the whole evening session. So recitation learning has become popular now. In that continuity, recitation training course has been introduced in Shapla Cultural School at present. Parents also understand that like singing, dancing, drawing, this art should be taught to children. So the desire to teach recitation to children is growing which is a great initiative of Shapla Cultural School to make the future of this art beautiful. Boys and girls between the ages of three and four can start recitation and presentation at Shapla Cultural School as soon as they understand something. Through recitation and presentation of poems, students can overcome inertia and a self-confidence is born by speaking in front of many. The little ones like rhythm and rhythm very much. Shapla Cultural School is a recitation school. The interest of the students in the art is increased by reciting and presenting the poems of their choice. At Shapla Cultural School, students are trained in the art of recitation through skillful instructors such as pure application, presentation, excellence, vocal techniques, personality strength, courage, etc. of the Bengali language
Behavior and Etiquette
Etiquette is good manners and behavior. Behaviorists say etiquette is a matter of formal learning. Can be taught in the family, at school, in socio-cultural institutions or in clubs. Experts say that etiquette makes a person acceptable and beloved by all. From time immemorial, all the religions of the world have emphasized the importance of virtue. Etiquette was also taught in the advanced schools of the country. Advanced manners and etiquette are carefully taught in Shapla Cultural School. Behavioral education at school and college level must be followed. The importance of etiquette in human life is immense. In the formation of society or in the formation of individuals whose needs are incomparable. The seeds of etiquette are sown in childhood. And in this case the role of the family is major. Children love to imitate. Children imitate the way adults use it. The practice of restraint, modesty and good taste in children in childhood gradually develops etiquette in people. Students are trained on manners and etiquette at Shapla Cultural School. So Shapla Cultural School is associated with the slogan of building a civilized life, building an enlightened society.
Linkage Built up
The objective of Shapla Cultural School is to develop suitable teachers and artists through various industries of the country in future. At present there are many positions on culture in government service. The Shilpakala Academy has the opportunity to work as an instructor in music, instrumental music, dance, drama, fine arts, poetry recitation and presentation. Different universities have departments of music, dance, drama and fine arts. Teachers are also taken there. Cultural centers in different districts of the country also need different artists in many departments of culture. Teachers in music, instrumental music, dance, drama, fine arts, poetry recitation and presentation are also taken in different schools and colleges. From here, Shapla Cultural School is giving the opportunity to establish itself socially by creating employment by connecting with various government and non-government organizations by acquiring foundation courses in the above mentioned subjects.
Stipends to Poor and Meritorious Students
Considering the success of various programs of Shapla Cultural School, Mr. Md. Mohsin Ali has launched a scheme to provide stipend for education among poor and meritorious students in different upazilas of Rajshahi district at the rate of Taka 1200 per month. Mr. Md. Mohsin Ali gave written instructions to Shapla Cultural School to provide scholarships to the poor and meritorious students who are deprived of education due to lack of funds. At present, stipends have been started for primary, secondary, higher secondary, undergraduate (pass) and equivalent level students.
Various competitions and prizes among the Students
Competition, of course, is used to motivate children. Shapla Cultural School organizes cultural competitions once a year at the upazila, district, divisional and national levels with the trainees of the institutions involved in the cultural activities. The subjects of the competition are music, instrumental music, dance, acting, recitation, endless storytelling, debate and present speech. Competitions are organized at the district level with the winning trainees at the upazila level, at the divisional level with the winning trainees at the district level and at the national level with the winning trainees at the divisional level. Shapla Cultural School took necessary steps to organize the competition. Prizes and certificates were given to the winning trainees. Through individual or sometimes group cultural competitions, the confidence of the students increases and he is known to all. Today we need enterprising students as well as meritorious students. There is no substitute for listening to students' reading and culture and sports to build a healthy body and a healthy mind.
Whatever the type of dance, it has no pair to keep the body and mind well. About 9-10 types of dances are being practiced in our country. Among them Kathak, Odissi, Gauriya, Manipuri, Bharatanatyam are some of them. There is a lot of practice of folk dance and high dance from different cultures. Modern dance is also popular among them. Ballet, hip-hop, salsa, tango are the most common names. From this it is understood that the practice of dance in the country has increased more than before. Shapla Cultural School teaches folk dance, bharatanatyam, classical, kathak, manipuri and modern dance, hip hop dance, freestyle dance, contemporary dance and creative dance. From class three to university students can be admitted in the dance department course here. Classes are only three days a week. Here a child's learning of rhythm and posture from an early age and an idea of perfection is created in him. He can arrange his own life as beautifully as rhythm. This feeling helps him to quickly understand and sort out many other things and become self-sufficient as a dancer. Classical dance is taught by a skilled dance instructor through certain rules of dance itself. Apart from this, there are opportunities to dance in different programs and travel to different places of the country for those programs. Self-esteem is instilled in disadvantaged children by teaching them dance and performing in various programs.
Art is the main mean of human overall happiness. Art or craft that does not serve the external, but satisfies the mind, is called Fine Arts. Like other countries in the world, there is a huge demand for art studies in Bangladesh. Not only for painting, but also for gaining a higher degree with honors and getting employment in government and non-government organizations. Apart from teaching fine arts in various public universities of the country, there are also opportunities for fine arts education in Shapla Cultural School. The demand for it is increasing day by day in the future. With the help of experienced and skilled teachers, the student easily finds a way to become an artist. Those who are interested in learning about fine arts at primary and foundation level are admitted to Shapla Cultural School. Children are more vulnerable to pictures or images or colors. Students from primary to secondary and higher secondary levels are admitted here. The purpose of art like fine arts is to develop the child physically, mentally, socially, spiritually, morally, humanely and aesthetically and to inspire them in patriotism, scientific creativity and dream of a better life. The practice of art is important to enrich the culture of Bangladesh. This is how our culture is prospering. Culture is enhanced through painting. Through the picture we can understand how the earlier Bengalis used to cultivate the land, how they made a living, how they built their social system, how they dealt with various natural calamities. One of the examples of this is the picture of famine painted by Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin. Inspired by his paintings, many have portrayed the culture through paintings. At present, colleges, universities, etc. of fine arts education have been established in different parts of the country. Painters have played an important role in various fields of society.
When children's literature is handed over to children, the world of their imagination expands. The collection of children's literature in Bengali language is very rich at Shapla cultural school. The more you read Thakurmar Jhuli, Buro Angla, Nalok, Hiru Dakater Golpo, Nonte Fonte, etc. the more your love for children's literature will develop. Literary works written in Bengali are known as Bangla literature. The earliest example of Bengali literature is 'Charyapad'. The discoverer Harprasad Shastri named the book edited with three other charyagans as "Buddhist songs and Doha composed in the thousand-year-old Purana Bengali language. Education system and art-literature play the biggest role in the identity of a country or nation. The Middle Ages came to an end with the re-creation of the great poet Michael Madhusudan Dutt. Since then, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Jasim Uddin, Jibanananda Das and many other poets and writers have established Bengali language and literature in the country and abroad. As Bengali language and literature have evolved over time, Rabindranath's 'Gitanjali' written in this language has won the Nobel Prize. At Shapla Cultural School, training is given through skilled writers on the practice of literature. Shapla Kuri magazine is published for children and teenagers with various writings of students.
Moral education and values
One of the various activities of Shapla Cultural School is the teaching of moral education and values. In this episode children are advised to be honest and truthful. Morality is a sense of principle, a human quality that is made up of many other qualities. People follow certain rules very consciously based on their family, society, state and religion. All these rules and regulations imposed by the society or the state affect the livelihood of the people. The tendency to follow these rules, the mentality, the practice of principles is morality. Values are formed from the human experience gained by living together in the same society for a long time. Values are based on religion, philosophy, long-cherished beliefs, society's own ideals and rules. Values are the ideas of the people of the society about the good-evil, wrong-right, desired, unwelcome things in the context of the existing customs and traditions in the society. Moral education and values are needed not only to prevent decay but also to make life beautiful. Moral education and values make a person a right and pure person at the individual level as well as a good citizen at the state level. Because of having moral education and values, man fulfills all the duties towards himself, his family, society and the state. A person educated in moral education encourages others to be ethical, to show respect for values. He who has moral education does not commit wrongdoing for the sake of his surroundings. Rather, he strives to uphold morality and values. Students are taught about moral education and values through important classes of experienced and skilled instructors.
The family is a child's first school and the parents are the child's first teacher. The role of guardians in improving the quality of education is immense. Teachers alone are not enough for good results in an educational institution. The role of guardian is also a major issue here. The efforts of both parents and teachers can play a role in improving the quality of education in a school. Ensuring quality education involves various stakeholders, such as teachers, students, parents, and higher authorities. Parents can play an important role in ensuring quality education. That is why Shapla Cultural School organizes guardian conference twice a year. In the presence of all the teachers, a guardian conference is organized with the students' mother, father, grandfather, grandmother, or anyone at the parent level. Shapla Cultural School's guardian conference are organized to discuss issues such as student's attendance-absenteeism rate, progress check, monitoring of test results, their behavior, tendency to skip classes, awareness of monitoring their studies at home, students' attendance on different days, etc. Guardian conference are usually held during the Shapla Cultural School holidays. There is a registrar where the topics of the day's meeting are recorded and those issues are highlighted. Decisions that are made are also recorded in the registrar. Shapla Cultural School organizes guardian conference to solve student-created problems, eliminate multifaceted social problems, establish good relations with the institution, and guide both teachers and students in the right direction.
Awareness program on solving social Problems
Some unwanted, unwanted and uncomfortable conditions which are an obstacle in the way of the overall welfare and welfare of the people of the society are the social problems. Social problems hinder the successful life of the people in the society. Social problems only arise when social norms are relaxed and social values are broken. Social problems that are inextricably linked with society. Poverty, unemployment, malnutrition, population explosion, drug addiction, dowry, child marriage, etc. are some examples of social problems. Shapla Cultural School is playing a very effective role in tackling social problems and removing them from the society. The activities of Shapla Cultural School are mainly rooted in the elimination of social problems and the positive welfare of the people of the society. Shapla Cultural School is working to solve social problems through various social awareness programs by determining and analyzing social problems according to the own point of view of socially conscious people. The legitimacy of Shapla Cultural School has been institutionalized mainly through problem solving activities. The role of Shapla Cultural School playwrights in positive change in the society is unique.