Culture is soul of a nation: Obaidul Quader
Published: 04:59 PM, 27 May 2021
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader
Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said Culture is the soul of a nation.
He came up with the remarks while addressing a function organized by the party's cultural affairs sub-committee on Bangabandhu Avenue on Thursday.
Obaidul Quader said that the artists have no work now because of Corona. Now they need financial support. Those who are indigent need to overcome their indigestion. Those concerned should also pay attention to ensure that no artist is indigent in his personal life. Because culture is the soul of a nation.
Reiterating that the biggest challenge for the government now is to tackle COVID-19 pandemic and the communal forces, he said BNP is the patron of communal forces and that is why all should get united to resist them.
Calling on the culture lovers to unite against communalism, Awami League general secretary said, "We have to eradicate the roots of the poisonous tree of the communal forces."
Referring to the BNP as the bearer of communal power, Obaidul Quader said BNP secretary general could not find democracy in the country. In fact, they are not supposed to find democracy. Because they are isolated from the people and are going through lip service by closing the doors and windows. They do not see the outside world. Because their vision is foggy, they cannot see the development and prosperity of the country as well as democracy.
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working selflessly and relentlessly to ensure protection of life and livelihood of the people. She has taken effective measures to prevent the corona outbreak since the beginning of the crisis.
Chairman of the sub-committee on culture Natyajan Ataur Rahman presided over the function. Member Secretary Asim Kumar Ukil, Awami League office secretary Barrister Biplob Barua and others were present on the occasion.