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Make more films on Liberation War

PM urges filmmakers at National Film Awards handover ceremony

Stating that her government would do everything necessary for survival of the country's cinema industry, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged all concerned to make more films on the Liberation War.

New generations will know the real history of Bangladesh's emergence as an independent nation that way, she added.

"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," she said.

The PM said this while addressing the ceremony of the National Film Award-2019. She addressed the event from the Gono Bhaban.

The Ministry of Information organised the function at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital.

"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 ideals must have reflections in our films," the PM said.

She added that her government would do whatever necessary for the survival of the Bangladesh Film Industry, saying, "We will do whatever is 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 1,000 crore is going to be raised from where people can take loans at low interest rate to build cinema halls or cineplexes for amusement of the people of the localities.

 

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