Today (Wednesday, April 3) is the National Film Day. To mark the day, elaborate programmes for three days have been taken both in private and government initiatives.
The day is being observed in a befitting manner under the auspices of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC), National Film Observance Committee and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
April 3 is being observed as the National Film Day every year since 2012.
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, understanding the impact of films on society, tabled a bill in the provincial assembly of erstwhile East Pakistan for the formation of Film Development Corporation (FDC) on April 3 in 1957 as the then Industries and Commerce Minister and in continuation to that FDC was established.
Convener of the BFDC, veteran actor and cultural personality Syed Hasan Imam has already inaugurated the programme by hosting the flag at 9.30am, at FDC. The national anthem has been rendered along with the flag hoisting.
Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, MP, graced the function as the chief guest, while acting Managing Director of BFDC Laxman Chandra Debnath delivered the welcome speech.
The daylong programme includes rally, red carpet reception, inauguration of fair, exhibition of still photo and films, discussion and seminar on film.
On April 4, a cultural function will be held with the participation of various renowned cultural personalities. Followed by, there will be laser show and fireworks exhibition at FDC.
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy has also organized film carnivals, seminars, film exhibitions, discussions, meet-ups and cultural programs on the occasion of the National Film Day from April 3 to 5.