Hasina for proper use of talents to make quality films

Published : 19:24, Dec 08, 2019 | Updated : 21:08, Dec 08, 2019

Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina speaks at a award ceremony held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka on Sunday (Dec 8). Focus BanglaPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina today stressed the need for proper use of talents, particularly in youths, to produce quality films aimed at taking Bangladesh to a dignified position in the international arena.
“We have a plenty of talented people and are ahead of many other countries in comparison to having talents. We would have to secure a dignified position on the world stage by making quality films by proper utilization of the talents,” she said.
The premier asked all concerned to give a special focus on the particular issue while handing over the National Film Award-2017 and 2018 at a ceremony arranged by the Information Ministry at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) here.
In this context, she said the artistes of Bangladesh are doing good jobs after going to the neighbouring country adding, “We would have to do the same or even better to attract other countries towards our films.”
She greeted the award recipients and said the awards were to recognize their good work and inspire them to move ahead.
The prime minister also advocated using the talents, creativity and thoughts inside the youths in making more quality films capitalizing on the modern technology as she described the current time a digital one.
To this end, she said that Bangladesh is now a digital country as it has already launched Bangabandhu Satellite-1 and is taking preparation to launch the second one.
Appreciating the youth for coming to the film arena, she called upon them to take proper training on making quality films from the Bangladesh Television and Film Institute which was set up by her government aimed at flourishing the intellects.
Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud presided over the function while State Minister for Information Dr Md Murad Hassan and Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Ministry Hasanul Haq Inu attended it as the special guests.
Information Secretary Abdul Malek delivered the welcome address at the function attended by ministers, advisers, parliament members, high civil and military officials, media personalities and dignitaries.