DHAKA - Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu today said it is not right to make any discrepancy in attitude watching a 'bindi' on the forehead or a veil on the head of anyone.
"Showing equal respect and compassion for all irrespective of region and religion is the essence of culture," he said speaking at a mass lecture on 'Cultural Dearth and Darkness in Progression' at National Museum auditorium in the city.
National Museum Trustee Board President artist Hashem Khan presided over the function while Museum Director General Faizul Latif delivered the address of welcome, said an official release.
The information minister said reforms in education, showing equal honour to all irrespective of creed and colour, shunning bribes in economy and practising democracy within the parties will take the country forward and fill the cultural dearth.
He said there shouldn't be any controversy over the settled issues of language movement in 1952, liberation war of 1971 and mass upsurge in 1990.
"These three achievements in exchange for much sacrifice and blood are the pride of our culture," he added.
The aim of education should be becoming an ideal human being, he said, adding that a non-communal and discrimination-free education system is required for this.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)