Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Friday said Gonosangeet always played an important role in different democratic movements of the Bangalee nation inspiring mass people to raise their voices against injustice and repression, reports BSS.
“The role of Gonosangeet in different struggles will be written in golden letters…. Gonosangeet motivated the Bangali nation to join the independent struggle and it should be projected to new generation,” he told the inaugural function of Jatiya Gonosangeet Festival-2019 on the premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA).Bangladesh Gonosangeet Samannay Parishad is organizing the three-day festival. Eminent journalist Kamal Lohani and cultural personality Golam Kuddus, among others, addressed the function with President of Gonosamannay Parishad president Fakir Alamgir in the chair.
Dr Hasan said alongside the capital Dhaka, Gonosangeet festivals should be held in different divisional cities aiming to encourage the people to join nation building activities.
He said, “We have taken various initiatives for healthy cultural practices…. We all should work together to promote healthy cultural practices to build a happy and prosperous country.”
The minister urged the Bangladesh Gonosangeet Samannay Parishad to play its role like the past to develop a sense of patriotism among the people for building ‘Sonar Bangla” as dreamt by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Talking to journalists after the function, Dr Hasan said BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia is getting better treatment from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).
He urged BNP leaders not to do politics over treatment of Begum Zia.