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  05 Aug 2021, 00:00
Update : 06 Aug 2021, 13:04

Documentary on Bangabandhu to screened 720 times at Times Square

 DHAKA, Aug 5, 2021 (BSS) - A documentary on Father of the Nation
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will be screened 720 times at Times
Square, the New York City's major tourist attraction brightly lit by
numerous billboards that sometimes termed as 'heart of the world'.

  "We have been looking forward to get an exposure at historic Times
square and Empire state building (in New York City) since long .. now
we got the chance," foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said media at
State Guest House Padma in the capital today.

  He said the initiative has been taken as part of the ongoing
celebration of birth centenary of the country's founding father
Bangabandhu.

  The foreign minister said that the documentary would be screened
from the August 15, Bangladesh's national mourning day.

  He said apart from screening the documentary on the huge luminous
digital billboards, a programme will also be held on August 15 at the
Times Square marking the national mourning day.

  The foreign minister said the documentary on Bangabandhu and the
county's economic advancement at the place like Times Square will help
Bangladesh in brightening its global branding.

  The documentary would be screened with the financial support of Exim bank.

  Times Square draws an estimated 50 million visitors annually while
over 460,000 pedestrians walk through intersection at the midtown of
Manhattan on its busiest days.

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