Govt to build modern Cineplexes countrywide: Murad

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DHAKA, Jan 6, 2021 (BSS) – State Minister for Information Dr Murad
Hasan MP today said the incumbent government led by Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina has taken initiative to build information complexes
along with the Cineplex across the country.

“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has not only declared the film sector
as an industry, but also has taken a pragmatic step to modernize the
sector … The government will construct information building along
with the modern Cineplex countrywide,” he said.

The state minister was speaking at a programme on “Exhibition and
Discussion on the Liberation War based film ‘A Great Father’ ”
organized by Bangamata Sangskritik Jote at Bangladesh Film Archive
Projection Hall here.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Murad highlighted different
development and promotional works of the incumbent government taken to
develop the country’s film industry.

He mentioned that as part of the government’s development
initiatives to modernize the film industry, the prime minister
declared April 3 as ‘National Film Day’, constructed Bangabandhu Film
City in Kabirpur, established Bangladesh Cinema and Television
Institute, modernized the FDC (Film Development Corporation) complex
and built Bangladesh Film Archive Building also.

“The film tells about the soil and the people . . . (it) helps mass
people know their cherished dreams and aspirations by capturing those
on celluloid. National cultural elements usually come up in the film,”
the state minister added.

Murad sought joint-efforts of the government and the people to
eradicate superstition and fanaticism from the culture of Bangladesh
terming it’s a demand of time.

General Secretary of the organization Ayub Ali presided over the
function. Tanvir Shakil Joy, MP, Director General of Film Archive
Nizamul Kabir and Film Producers and Distributors Association
President Khorshed Alam Khasru spoke on the occasion.