Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury gets lifetime achievement award

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DHAKA, Nov 23, 2019(BSS) – Veteran journalist and writer Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury was given lifetime achievement award for his literary works, by the Gono Sangeet Dol ‘Rishij Shilpi Goshthi’ today.

To mark the 43rd founding anniversary of Rishij Shilpi Goshthi, a reception ceremony for the distinguished personality was held in city’s Shilpakala Academy.

The award was presented by State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid, Information Secretary Abdul Maleque and Rishij Chairman Fakir Alamgir.

Writer and journalist Imdadul Haque Milon received the award on behalf of Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury as he could not be present at the ceremony for staying abroad.

“The government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken multifaceted initiatives to flourish the cultural sector”, the state minister said in his speech as the chief guest.

“Evil communal forces must be eliminated from the society to build a ‘Sonar Bangla’ as dreamt by Bangabandhu. So, there is no alternative to strengthen the communal harmony in the country,” said the Information Secretary.

Rishij Chairman Fakir Alamgir presided over the function.