DHAKA Aug 25, 2017 (BSS) – Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, said that children’s painting reflected the spontaneity of their feelings and understanding of the wider world.
The minister was inaugurating a children’s painting exhibition at the Institute of Fine Arts’ and Crafts commemorating, posthumously, the birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal and Begum Fazilatunnessa Mujib.
He further said that such competitions were important to imbibe children with the history of the land. Besides, it develops the mental faculties of children.
Referring to the many portraits of Bangabandhu painted by the children, he said that when they were painting the portrait of Bangabandhu they were basically illustrating Bangladesh. He added Bangabandhu and Bangladesh were synonymous.
The minister also recalled the immense contribution of Begum Mujib in the buildup of the nationalist movement.
“Her wisdom in guiding the nationalist forces, particularly during Bangabandhu’s absence and her counsel during his presence was an invaluable contribution to the people’s struggle, “he said.
Referring to Sheikh Kamal, he said he was not only a political activist and organizer but took a keen interest in promoting sports and culture of the country. He was also a valiant freedom fighter, he recalled.
“Children draw pictures of those they love. It could be a farmland or a river or a portrait of a particular person as their minds are free, “he said.”They go by their heart,” he added.
“They also learn history of their land in the process,” he said. “Their paintings reflect the horizon of their thoughts, “he reflected.
He also underscored the need for cultivating the arts and literature to broaden the mental horizon of children.
Later, responding to questions posed by journalists, the minister said that there was no legal basis for impeachment or sending the chief justice on leave.