Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Friday said cultural practice of children is essential to maintain communal harmony in the country.
“Bragging of militancy and radicalism, and attempt to destroy communal harmony will be reduced if we able to build the children as cultural-minded and spread non-communal spirit among them,” he said.
The minister asked the authorities concerned to reintroduce ‘Natun Kuri’, a popular BTV programme on cultural talent hunt, and requested newspaper’s authorities to publish children’s pages in every week. He said fundamental forces are trying to destroy communal harmony in the country continuously.
The minister called upon the journalists to come forward to spread non-communal spirit among the countrymen.
Noting that journalists have the ability to develop mental state of people, Hasan said they can play a vital role in spreading non-communal spirit among people to maintain communal harmony in the country.
Paying homage to Rafiqul Haque, he said the role of Dadu Bhai in developing the talents of children should be followed in the days to come. Chaired by NBJF acting president Nazmul Haque Sarkar, the meeting was addressed, among others, by the former general secretary of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists MA Aziz and general secretary of Dhaka Union of Journalists Sajjad Alam Khan Tapu.
Natun Kuri was last aired on Bangladesh Television in 2005 after introducing it from 1976.