Art Exhibition to raise funds for the Moanoghar HELP

16 February, 2024
Art Exhibition to raise funds for the Moanoghar HELP

The Moanoghar Support Group (MSG) of Rangamati Chapter organised an Art and Photography Exhibition on 16-17 February 2024 at the Rangamati Shilpakala Academy. Chaired by Dr Parash Khisa, President of the MSG Rangamati Chapter, the art exhbitiion was inaugurated by Jharna Khisa, Councilor of Rangamati Hill District Council (RHDC) on 16 February 2024.  Protul Dewan, Vice President of the MSG Rangamati Chapter, Anjulika Khisa, former District Education Officer, Goirika Chakma, Vice president of Moanoghar, Ashok Kumar Chakma, Executive Director of Moanogha and Nanda Kishore Chakma, General Secretary of the MSG Rangamati Chapter, among others, were present at the inaugural function. 

For the first time, the MSG Rangamati Chapter organised this art exhibition in Rangamati in order for raising funds to support the Moanoghar Higher Education Program, titled Higher Education Loan program (HELP). In the inaugural ceremony Dr Parash Khisa briefed the RDHC Councilor that all proceeds raised from this exhibition would be deposited into the Moanoghar HELP funds.

Jharna Khisa, Councilor of RHDC, conveyed the message of the RHDC Chairman Aungsui Prue Chowdhury to the MSG Rangamati Chapter that the Rangamati Hill District Council and Mr Chowdhury himself as a citizen of the district, are very supportive of the work of Moanoghar. The RHDC will do all possible means to standy by Moanoghar to spread education among the disadvantaged children in the hills.

It is notable that in order for standing by the Moanoghar HELP, the MSG Rangamati Chapter was set up in 2015. One of the functions of the MSG was to mobilise the civil society members and draw their support for improving access to technical and higher education of the meritorious students under the Moanoghar HELP.

Currently a total of 107 students have been receiving support from the Moanoghar HELP to study in different technical institutes, engineering and general universities across Bangladesh. The MSG Rangamati Chapter helps raising funds every year through organising different events. 

A total of 77 art works and photographs were on display in the exhibition. 43 were art works done by the current and former students of Moanoghar, and the rest were photographs taken by the renowned photographers of the CHT region. The artists whose works were displayed in the exhibition are Dhana Moni Chakma, Ranel Chakma (Manik), Uday Shankar Chakma, Dayal Mohan Chakma, Nantu Chakma, Sushanta Chakma, Kanak Kumar Chakma, Jonal Chakma and Sanchay Moni Chakma.  The photographers were Sanchay Chakma (Chwala Bap), Sabuj Chakma and Joy Chakma. 

These art works and photographs depict the natural beauty, life and livelihood and wild lives of the Chittagong Hill Tracts.