DHAKA, April 3, 2017(BSS) - Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said today films had a great role to play in creating a society free of militancy and which was healthy and aesthetic.
The minister was speaking at a meeting on the "National Film Day" on the premises of the Film Development Corporation (FDC).
The minister recalled the role of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in establishing the FDC in the mid-50s and said its establishment had inspired the nationalist movement to a great extent. Therefore, he said, the nation remembers Bangabndhu's contribution on this day.
He also thanked the prime minister for announcing April 3 as "National Film Day" and expressed his best wishes for all film artists, producers, directors and technicians involved with the medium.
The minister said films were involved with our life. "It helps us recollect our past, enjoy our present and makes us dream of our future," he said.
Inu said films need to make people free of superstition, communalism and inequality. He recalled that the film industry which had made a revival under the tenure of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would gain further momentum with the initiative of all concerned.
The meeting was participated by Chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on information ministry AKM Rahmatullah, Convener of the celebration committee "NayakRaj" Abdur Razzak, Managing Director of FDC Tapan Kumar Ghosh, Director General of Bangladesh Television, Haroon-ur-Rashid, Principal Information Officer (PIO) Kamrun Nahar, eminent artists Hasan Imam and Anjana Rahman, President of film directors' association Mushfiqur Rahman Gulzar and other renowned persons of the medium.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)