Organization - Haor Parer Dhamail

Haor Parer Dhamail
Basic Information
English Haor Parer Dhamail
Local language হাওরপাড়ের ধামাইল (হাপাধা), বাংলাদেশ
Country Bangladesh
Category General NGO
Domain Oral Traditions and Expressions
Performing Arts
Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe
Function Research
Education and Training
Established year 2010

Haor Par er Dhamail (HaPaDha) Bangladesh, formally started as an organization in 2010 with 31 members  in 6 districts of Bangladesh and works relentlessly to:

  1. Safeguard and conserve the traditions, life and culture of the area with special focus on Dhamail songs and dances.
  2. Organize trainings and link the skilled artists to different platforms in Bangladesh and abroad
  3. Organize Festivals to create a bridge between the rural and the urban
  4. Generate awareness among the mass on the need to safeguard and preserve the rich traditions of their land
  5. The organization also promotes organic, backyard farming in order to ensure food security for the community
  6. Inspire the local people who are the bearers of the rich culture with deep concentration through the songs, dramas, dance, acting, poems, plays, writings on their life style.
  7. To bring out the hidden knowledge of this culture and spread it to the national and international arena.

Haor Par er Dhamail (HaPaDha) Bangladesh, formally started as an organization in 2010 with 31 members and in 6 districts of Bangladesh. Sajal Sarker, the President of the organization, started his work in 1990 as an activist of Haor culture. He collected many songs, dramas, Jatras, Pala gaan, Dhamail dance, Gazi gaan , Uri gaan,  Kirton, Dhamial songs, Puthi path,Vat songs, Sari gaan, Kobi gaan and many others related to the culture and life of Haor area in remote Bangladesh. The organization now works in Sumanganj, Sylhet, Moulavi Bazar, Habiganj, Brahmanbaria, Netrokona and Kishoreganj districts of Bangladesh.

Major Activities

The organization hosts festivals: Haor Utsav, National Dhamail Festival where hundreds of practitioners perform and present the elements of folk art and culture. The festival has researchers and scholars coming in to witness the carnival of folk culture of Hoar region. With every passing year, the festival is gaining impetus and reaching out to wider audience from the rural and urban audience.   Besides the festivals, the organization takes part in various Haor related T.V. and Radio programmes, makes documentaries on the life and culture of Haor region. To generate awareness among the people of Haor, they arrange many Utan Boithak, (yard meeting) in many villages.  The organization also promotes backyard gardening among the communities in order to ensure food security and responsible farming.

Contact Information (Organization)
Address Vill: Nagdapara. Post: Abidnagar. P.S: Madhyanagar. Dist: Sunamgonj. Bangladesh.
Tel +8801716826130 ,+8801745744961

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