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Japanese Embassy distributes prizes to video contest winners

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 13 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Japanese Embassy distributes prizes to video contest winners

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The Embassy of Japan in Dhaka has distributed prizes among the four winners of the ‘Bondhutter Potaka’ video contest. The award-giving ceremony was held at the Ambassador’s residence in the capital’s Baridhara on Thursday. 

Prominent artistes and media personalities Tahsan Khan, DJ Rahat, CEO of RTV Syed Ashik Rahman, Deputy General Manager of Deepto TV Mozammel Hossain, journalist Rafi Hossain and others were present at the ceremony.

The song celebrates the strong bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Japan and has also addressed the current crisis bought by the Covid-19 pandemic, said a press release.  

The song was composed and recorded by Tahsan Khan. The music video was one of the main highlights of Japan Fest 2021. The video has so far garnered more than 760,000 views on YouTube.

Young Bangladeshis participated in the contest. Out of them, four came out on the top. Shojol Ahmed won the first prize, while Amit Kumar Kundu bagged the Tahsan Khan Award, Tithy Mazumer got the DJ Rahat Award and Nishat Anzum Talika was given the Rafi Hossain Award.

Tahsan said, “Japan has been the biggest development partner of Bangladesh. The country has been making strides because of the hands of partnership Japan has extended. With that, I really truly believe this journey of friendship will continue to get stronger as we move forward.”

Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki congratulated the awardees and thanked Tahsan and others for their contribution in the making of the video ‘Bondhutter Potaka’.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Bangladesh in 2022, Ambassador Ito hoped that the bilateral ties would be further deepened.