In cooperation with UNICEF Bangladesh, the CIDD project has been operating multiple activities to raise awareness on iodine deficiency. “Teropata Buddhi”, a 13-episode drama series is one of these major initiatives. The joint venture production by CIDD and UNICEF has been directed by Abul Hayat. The cast includes Sazu Khadem, Bijori Barkatullah, Nadia and Abul Hayat, along with a group of children from Tokai Natya Dol. Khaledur Rahman Jewel and Aminur Rahman Mukul have jointly written the script for “Teropata Buddhi”.
The first episode of the drama series will be telecast on Bangladesh Television today at 6pm. Subsequent episodes will be telecast every Sunday at 7pm.
The premiere of the drama serial was held at the BIAM Foundation Auditorium in the capital on Sunday. Presided over by the BSCIC chairman, Fakhrul Islam, the show was inaugurated by the Minister for Industries, Dilip Barua as the chief guest. State Minister for Industry, Omar Faruque Chowdhury; State Minister for Health, Dr. Capt (rtd) Mujibur Rahman Fakir; Secretary, Ministry of Industries, Md. Mainuddin Abdul, and Deputy Country Director of UNICEF Bangladesh, Michael Saint-Lot, were present as special guests.
Salt mill owners, retailers, teachers, students and the general consumers who were present at the programme put their commitments to take iodized salt and promote its consumption among others. Apart from them, Abul Hayat, along with other artistes of the drama serial expressed their will to contribute in raising awareness among people regarding iodine deficiency from their respective roles as well.