oikko.com.bd-Channel i “Rong Tulite Muktijuddho”, a painting festival participated by freedom-fighter artists and their flag careers took place on 51st Independence Day on Saturday at the “Chetona Chottor” of Channel i. It was the 16th such arrangement and veteran Rabindra Sangeet singer Rezwana Chowdhury Banya and her “Surer Dhara” took part in the musical session as in the yesteryears. The festival was also participated by a number of child artists.
Conducted by Oikko Foundation Chief Executive Apu Mahfuz, the programme was live telecast by Channel i.
Addressing the function, Industries Minister Nurul Mazid Mahmud Humayun congratulated and thanked Channel i and Oikko Foundation for arranging a programme like “Rong Tulite Muktijuddho” (Paintings on Liberation War).
“This kind of arrangement will build new generation with the spirit of the Liberation War,” he said urging the children to follow the ideals of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Abdur Rashid Majumdar, Chairman of Impress Group and Impress Telefilm Ltd. Channel i, paid rich tribute to Bangabandhu. He recalled the glorious role of artists in the struggle for freedom and eventually in the Liberation War.
Impress Group Vice Chairman and Director of Impress Telefilm Ltd. Channel i, Muqeed Majumdar Babu said: We achieved a lot in last 51 years, yet many things we couldn’t fulfill.
“We have to achieve all the goals to build Sonar Bangla to fulfill the dream of Bangabandhu,” said Babu, a freedom fighter.
Zahiruddin Mahmud Mamun, Director of Impress Telefilm Ltd. Channel i, said: Bangabandhu had made the call, one generation had the liberation war, the next generation will carry forward.
Oikko Foundation President Shahin Akhtar Rainy paid rich tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and told the colorful function that the Oikko is highly pleased to be a partner of Channel I in this venture.
She greeted the SME entrepreneurs on the occasion of the Independence Day and said: country’s SME products are now reaching many countries across the world and being praised everywhere.
“The spirit of the independence was self-reliance and we are achieving that through SME sector,” said the renowned women leader of the country.
Freedom-fighter-artists Biren Som and Syed Abul Bark Alvi recalled those days when artists of the land had taken both weapons and paintbrushes for the independence of the country.
The program was also addressed by Prof Abdul Mannan Chowdhury.
The Industries Minister later handed over the paintings, painted by artists from different ages, to Liberation War Museum Trustee Dr. Sarwar Ali. The income from the paintings will go to the fund of the museum.
Suriya Alam, Tanvir Ahmed Tanim, Jannatul Ferdous Tithy and Khurshida Parvin Sumi, Members of Oikko Foundation Board of Directors, were present at that time.