22 Oct 2021, 19:10
Update : 22 Oct 2021, 23:35

Cultural practice of children urgent for communal harmony: Hasan

   DHAKA, Oct 22, 2021 (BSS) - Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan

Mahmud today said the cultural practice of the children is essential to
maintain communal harmony in the country.

  He said this while speaking at a memorial meeting on late children
organiser and journalist Rafiqul Haque more known as Dadu Bhai, organised by
North Bengal Journalists Forum (NBJF) at Swadhinata auditorium in the
capital's Segunbagicha area this afternoon.

  Speaking as the chief guest, Hasan, also the Awami League joint general
secretary, called upon the journalists to come forward to spread non-communal
spirit among the countrymen.

  Paying homage to Rafiqul Haque, he said the role of Haque in developing the
talents of children should be followed in the days to come.

  He has asked the authorities concerned to reintroduce 'Natun Kori'
programme on Bangladesh Television and requested newspapers' authorities to
publish children's pages in their newspapers every week in order to develop
children's talent,

   He said often fundamental forces continue their mischievous attempts to
destroy communal harmony in the country.

   "The perpetrators will be further eliminated if we can make the children
culture oriented and inculcate non-communal spirit into them," he added.

   Noting that journalists have the capacity to develop the mentality of
people, Hasan said they can play a vital role in spreading non-communal
spirit among people to maintain communal harmony in the country.

  Chaired by NBJF acting president Nazmul Haque Sarkar, the meeting was
addressed, among others, by the former general secretary of Bangladesh
Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) MA Aziz and its former treasurer
Khairuzzaman Kamal. General Secretary of Dhaka Union of Journalists Sajjad
Alam Khan Tapu moderated it.


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