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Newly elected ATCO body pays tribute to Bangabandhu by placing wreaths at Dhanmondi 32

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  • 1st November, 2021 12:38:41 PM
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Newly elected ATCO body pays tribute to Bangabandhu by placing wreaths at Dhanmondi 32

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Newly elected executive committee of Association of Television Channel Owners (ATCO) paid tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his portrait at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum of Dhanmondi 32 in the capital on Monday.

The office bearers of ATCO led by its President and Maasranga Television Chairman Anjan Chowdhury; senior vice-president and DBC News Chairman Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury and ATCO Vice-President and Desh TV Deputy Managing Director Arif Hasan paid the tribute.

Other elected directors visited Dhanmondi 32 are Tipu Alam Milan of Baishakhi TV, Ahmed Zubayer of Somoy Television, Dr Rubana Huq of Nagarik Televsion, Md Liakat Ali Khan Mukul of Asian Television, Md Ashfaq Uddin Ahmed of NTV and Kazi Zahidul Hasan of Deepto TV and Abdul Huq of Banglavision.

Rahul Raha, Head of News at NEWS24, represented Bashundhara Group Managing Director and newly elected ATCO Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir and placed floral wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu on behalf of him.

Meanwhile, Humayun Kabir Bablu, director of RTV, was present on behalf of ATCO Director Md Jasim Uddin of the channel.

The newly elected office bearers offered floral wreaths on behalf of ATCO and their respective TV channels.

Earlier, on Saturday, ATCO formed a 15-member board of directors through a democratic process for the next three years at its 44th general meeting held at a city hotel.

The board also includes directors Mahfuzur Rahman of ATN Bangla, Zahir Uddin Mahmud Mamun of Channel I and Abdus Samad of ETV.

Speaking on the occasion, ATCO President Anjan Chowdhury hailed various decisions of the government to reform and upgrade the TV channels. He said the owners of TV channels want TRP to be held through Bangabandhu Satellite.

“We will resolve all pending issues relating to TV channels in consultation with the government authorities concerned. Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud assured us of necessary support,” he said.

He said viewers, owners and other stakeholders will benefit from digitization of TV channels likely to be completed within one year.