|English||Haor Parer Dhamail|
|Local language||হাওরপাড়ের ধামাইল (হাপাধা), বাংলাদেশ|
Oral Traditions and Expressions
Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe
Education and Training
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:
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.
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.|