Jhilik, Channel-i Shera Kontho 2008 winner, entertained hundreds of music lovers in Panchagarh with her melodious songs on Tuesday evening at the Muktijoddha Sirajul Islam Stadium in Panchagarh. Panchagarh Shilpakala Academy organised the cultural programme. The concert started with a chorus “Dhan-o dhannye pushpey bhora” performed by the artistes of the district Shilpakala Academy. Bangladesh Television and Radio artiste Rafiq Hanif then rendered “Bande maya lagaise,” “Tomra ektara bajaiona” and “O re sampanwala”.
Jhilik’s father spoke on the occasion said that the young singer is a “daughter of Panchagarh”. According to him, she grew up in Rangpur but her identity is rooted in Panchagarh.The young artiste finally took the stage and started her performance with an adhunik song “Amar prem-er dunia”. One after another, Jhilik rendered “Janinato mon-er majhey,” “Shona bondhu tui amarey,” “Bondhu tin din” and more. The Channel-i Shera Kontho finished her performance with a folk song “Jey jon prem-er bhaab janey na”. The song was widely popularised by renowned folk minstrel Nina Hamid. A sizeable crowd enjoyed the programme till midnight and Jhilik ensured her fans that she will return to Panchagarh soon. Lawmaker Mazharul Haque Prodhan and Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Panchagarh Banomali Bhoumik spoke prior to the concert.