Radio vital for economic, cultural development: Inu

DHAKA, Feb 13, 2017(BSS)-Information minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, described the role of radio for economic and cultural development as unique.

"Radio initiates the demand for development, it creates awareness among people for democratic needs and satisfies the cultural needs and develops it further. Simultaneously, it does not concede any ground to militancy and promotes peace and development," he said.

He was speaking at the Jatiya Betar Bhaban at Agargaon on the occasion of "World Radio Day". Chaired by the acting director general of Bangladesh Betar, Shahjadi Anjuman Ara, the meeting was also addressed by Information Secretary Mortuza Ahmed as special guest.

The minister said, "Radio is the tool of change, encourages development and embodies history and heritage."

He paid glowing tribute to the martyrs of the Language Movement and said that the role played by radio in cultivating our language and culture would be remembered for a long time and followed by others, too.

Mortuza Ahmed said that Bangladesh Betar is the oldest and richest in heritage among the mass-media. It reaches out to people in land, air and water.

"You are radio" was the theme of the Sixth World Radio Day which was also addressed by senior officials of Bangladesh Betar and representatives of listeners.

Earlier, a rally was brought out from the Agargaon premises of Bangladesh Betar that paraded the streets of Agargaon and Shyamoli.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)