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Bangladesh National Pavilion Day celebrated

09-21-2010 08:39 BJT Special Report:Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

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Monday marks the National Pavilion Day of Bangladesh at the Shanghai World Expo.

And to liven up the celebration, artists from the country are demonstrating their fine cultural traditions with distinctive song and dance performances.

Follow us as we pay a visit to the Bangladesh Pavilion to discover more about the country and its hospitable people.

Traditional Bangladeshi song and dance performances are of course a must on such a festive occasion. Artists from the country spice things up with their distinguished choreography, backed by spirited folk tunes.

The entrance of the Bangladesh Pavilion is decorated with colorful Bangladeshi patterns. The pavilion embraces the theme of "Spirit and Growth of the Golden Bengal." Located within Zone A of the Expo Site, Bangladesh Pavilion features exhibitions showcasing sculptures, pictures and models of traditional architecture, which symbolize the dialogue between past traditions and future trends.

Geographically the country of Bangladesh straddles the fertile Ganges Brahmaputra Delta. By the 16th century, Bangladesh was among the most densely populated countries in the subcontinent of South Asia.

Bangladesh is a land of natural beauty with a rich and vast diversity of cultural heritage. Reflecting the long history of the region, the culture of Bangladesh encompasses elements both old and new. Bengali literature has a long tradition. It reached its full expression in the 19th century, with its greatest poets icons like Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul.

The garment industry accounts for a high percentage of Bangladesh's export earnings. The country's manufacturing industry has also been developing with a fast yet steady pace, attracting foreign investors around the world for its comparably cheap labor and low conversion cost.

The Bangladesh Pavilion also features replicas of the Sundarbans Forest, which is a tiger and biosphere reserve located in the Sundarbans delta in the Indian state of West Bengal. The place is home to more than two hundred kinds of birds, reptiles and invertebrate species.

The Sundarbans Forest is a candidate on the list of the finalists of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World, a project aiming at updating the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World concept with a modern list of wonders.

Representatives from Bangladesh hope that their exhibitions will attract nature lovers to vote Sundarban for one of the new seven wonders.

Monday marks the National Pavilion Day of Bangladesh at
the Shanghai World Expo.

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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