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Covid-19: 1,947 artistes, employees get assistance from PM relief fund

Some 1,947 film, radio and television artistes, technologists and concerned employees got Tk 2,500 each as donation from the Prime Minister’s Relief and Welfare Fund during the coronavirus outbreak.

The insolvent singers, artistes, producers, directors and employees of different categories at Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and film industry were given a total of Tk 48,67,500 in donation, according to the PM’s Press Wing.

Of the total recipients, 165 people are of Bangladesh Television (BTV)’s Cameraman Association of Bangladesh, 42 employees of Bangladesh Shooting House Owners Association, 117 of Shooting Unit Microbus Drivers Cooperatives Association, 447 of Bangladesh Media Light-man Association and 110 of Television Media Makeup Artist Association.

Of the Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC), 231 are of Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association, 80 of Bangladesh Film Makeup Artistes Association, 42 of Bangladesh Chalachitra Angosojjakar Samity, 15 of Bangladesh Film Assistant Art Directors Association, 88 of Bangladesh Media Light-man Association, 35 of Cine Still Photographers Association, 256 of Bangladesh Film Assistant Managers Association, 325 cinema hall employees and three employees of Directors Guild.

Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association General Secretary Zayed Khan extended sincere thanks and gratitude to the prime minister for standing beside the artistes and performers in this crisis period.

“By this gesture, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina again proved that she is a humanitarian leader, she is the mother of humanity,” he said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh