Manipuri Lalitkala Academy : a socio-cultural platform, Sylhet
AuthorSaad, Sakib Samiul
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Bangladesh is now not only a place to mainstream Bengali’s but also to more than forty-five indigenous categories of people substantially dwelling in the course of the hilly and smooth areas of the country. Manipuri is one of the prominent ethnic communities in Sylhet renowned for their ethnic and enriched culture. But the magnificent Manipuri culture is not getting proper recognition through nationally and internationally because of lacking a proper socio-cultural platform. The proposal of this project arises from the need of that platform which can create the bond between social and cultural aspects. In Manipuri culture MONDOP is the heart of every cultural activity in the state, be it marriage ceremonies, feasts, prayers, singing in the prayer of God and worship. Moreover, the biggest and historically most significant event of Manipuri is ‘Rash Purnima’. The specific site and surroundings are the places where this event occurs regularly. So, the design required a mondop space aligned with the adjacent existing temple on the premises of this platform. By creating this platform people from a different culture can come, visit and stay here to find similarities and dissimilarities between their individual cultural aspects. Furthermore, the adjacent society can make an amazing bond with this platform by using the space simultaneously.