Cultural centre in every upazila on the cards: says PM Hasina
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government plans to build cultural centres in all upazilas to promote art and culture and help make budding talents flourish across the country. “We will build cultural centres in all 493 upazilas across the country so that our children get opportunities to develop their talent in art and culture,” she said while inaugurating eight new buildings of Shilpakala Academy in Kusthia, Khulna, Jamalpur, Narayanganj, Pabna, Manikganj, Moulvibazar and Rangpur.
The prime minister joined the program, held at Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka, virtually from her official residence, Ganabhaban. She asked the authorities concerned to build multipurpose halls at the planned upazila-level cultural complexes where cinemas, including feature and short films, can be screened. “You have to prepare the projects keeping that in your mind. People will get the chance to get entertainment and they will have the scope to flourish their merits too,” she said.
State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid, Cultural Affairs Secretary Md Abul Monsur and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky also spoke at the program.A documentary on the newly constructed eight Shilpakala Academy buildings in eight districts was screened. The prime minister also witnessed a colourful cultural program staged at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.