Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said the Bangalees, as a nation, are far ahead than many others in literature and culture in the world.
"Our culture is so deep rooted that it’s an example for many in the world,” he told the 20th founding anniversary of Cultural Journalists Forum Bangladesh (CJFB) at a hotel in the capital.
BGMEA president Faruque Hasan, CJFB general secretary Khaled Ahmed and advisor Enam Sarker, among others, spoke it with CJFB president Tamim Hasan in the chair.
Hasan said Rabindranath Tagor was the first to get Nobel Prize beyond the Europe. "And as a nation we are also intellectuals. Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose had proved that tree has life. Nobel laureate Amarta Sen in economics was also Dhaka's resident," he added.
The minister urged all to keep uphold the glory of culture and heritage.
He said the culture is open, but it is never expected to blindly follow alien culture, said Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary.
Later, a cultural function was held where Rafiqul Alam, Abida Sultana, B Alam and Mila, among others, performed songs.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)