PM to distribute National Film Awards Tuesday

The Report Desk

Published: November 13, 2023, 06:50 PM

PM to distribute National Film Awards Tuesday

National Film Awards-2022 will be distributed among the recipients at a ceremony at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the city tomorrow.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will distribute the awards at 6pm and address the function as the chief guest.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud will chair the function while Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Ministry Hasanul Haq Inu will attend it as the special guest.

Senior Secretary of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry Md Humayun Kabir Khandaker will deliver the welcome address.

President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the eve of National Film Awards giving ceremony and extended heartiest greetings and congratulations to film artistes, directors, producers, audiences and all concerned.

In his message, the President said, "I believe that the National Film Award will inspire and encourage all concerned to produce healthy films in the country."

Film is a strong medium which inspires people in patriotism through presenting the history, heritage, hopes and aspirations as well as it entertains the people, he said, adding, a good film plays a positive role in the development of human qualities.

Realising the immeasurable strength of film, the great architect of independent Bangladesh, the Greatest Bangalee of all time Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had placed the EPFDC Bill in the Provisional Legislative Assembly on March 27, 1957 while he was serving as the Minister for Industries, Commerce and Labour and the bill was passed on April 3 in the same year, Shahabuddin mentioned.

In continuation of the initiative of Bangabandhu, today‍‍`s Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) was established in Dhaka as a major milestone in progress of Bangla film, he said.

The President said the government has taken different steps for the expansion of film industry following the footprints of the Father of the Nation.

The initiative includes declaration of April 3 as ‍‍`National Film Day‍‍` and film as an industry and the initiatives of establishing Bangabandhu Film City at Kabirpur and Bangladesh Film and Television Institute, modernization of BFDC and construction of information complexes having modern Cineplex at every district, he mentioned.

"I hope that the Bangla film industry will be flourished with the efforts of the government along with the artistes, co-artistes, directors, producers, viewers and all concerned," the President said.

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