Writers should portray country's progress
Writers should stand together and create literature depicting patriotism and the country's progress and development, said Prof Emeritus Anisuzzaman at a discussion yesterday.
"Writers must encourage people to build a society based on morality where everyone is equal," he added.
The discussion was organised marking the first national council of Progressive Writers Association (PWA), at its office in the capital.
The theme of the discussion was "Stop Capitalism and Fundamentalism".
Addressing the programme, Mujahidul Islam Selim, president of the Communist Party of Bangladesh, said the development of the country had stalled due to communalism, and fundamentalists and corrupt politicians.
Kamal Lohani, president of Udichi Shilpi Gosthi, said people were fed up of BNP and ruling Awami League politicians for what they had done to the country.
The association honoured eight personalities including Indian poet Sukumar Sarker and Japanese writer Naomi Watanabe at the discussion.