Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged all concerned to make more films on the Liberation War as generation after generation could know the real history of Bangladesh’s emergence as an independent nation.
“I request you all concerned to make more films on the Liberation War as the generation after generation can know the real history of our victory as the history was distorted with the assassination of the Father of the Nation on August 15, 1975,” the prime minister said.
“We are a brave nation. We had achieved victory in the Liberation War. The history of the victory, the history of the Liberation War, our spirit and our ideal must have reflections in our films,” she said.
The Prime Minister made the call while addressing a ceremony to hand over the National Film Award-2019, the highest recognition to the contribution of artists in Bangladeshi films through a videoconference from Ganabhaban, reports BSS.
The Ministry of Information organised the function at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka.
Sheikh Hasina simultaneously said that her government would do whatever necessary for survival of the Bangladesh Film Industry, saying, “We will do whatever necessary for modernisation of the film. Remember, I am always with you as the cinema industry was founded at the hands of my father. I am working to this end keeping that in mind.”
Noting that the cinema is the only means of entertainment for the commoners, Sheikh Hasina said her government has been working to reach the cinema culture to the upazila level and for which a fund of Taka 10.00 billion is going to be raised from for giving loan at low-interest rate to build theatres for the amusement of the people of the localities.
In this regard, she said the government is going to not only open the already closed theatres but also make those modern as part of the government move to bring people to the theatres.
She urged all concerned to make such films as people could go to the cinema halls with their family members to get refreshed.
“Make more films having education elements for the children as they can prepare themselves by seeing the movies,” she added.
The Prime Minister also said that they are specially attaching priority on making cinemas using the modern technology as those could go outside the country to compete the foreign films.
Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud, MP, and its Secretary Khaja Miah spoke at the function while State Minister for Information Dr. Md. Murad Hassan,MP, was present on the dais.
Among the recipients, lifetime eminent award winner film actor Masud Parvez (Sohel Rana) expressed his feelings on the occasion.
On behalf of the prime minister, the information minister handed over the awards to the recipients in 26 categories.