A total of 165 cultural personalities hardest-hit by the adverse impact of the coronavirus pandemic have received financial support as the Prime Minister’s gift in a ceremony in Rajshahi to cope with the pandemic situation, reports BSS.
They received the cheques of the financial support worth about Taka 14.29 lakh at a ceremony hosted by the district administration at Shilpakala Academy auditorium on Monday.Commissioner of Rajshahi Division Dr Humayun Kabir along with Deputy Commissioner Abdul Jalil and Senior Vice-president of Rajshahi city unit of Bangladesh Awami League Shaheen Akter Rainy distributed the cheques among the artistes.
Dr Humayun Kabir said the contribution of the cultural persons is very significant to nation-building activities. So, the present government has been working relentlessly for their welfare.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is culturally friendly so she has brought most of the professional bodies including cultural personalities and other artistes under financial support as part of her relentless efforts to deal with the pandemic situation, he said.