Hasan urges all to practice native culture
Published: 08:46 PM, 14 January 2021 Updated: 08:48 PM, 14 January 2021
Hasan Mahmud speaks while inaugurating a kite festival at Dhupkhola ground (Photo: Collected)
Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud on Thursday emphasized practicing the native culture while inaugurating a kite festival at Dhupkhola ground in the city’s Gendaria area, organized by Dhaka Sangbadik Forum (DSF).
Hasan Mahmud said, “It is most important to hold the culture of Bangla to protect the country’s heritage in the era of satellite culture.”
Terming the kite festival as indigenous culture, Hasan said many cultures are now vulnerable to the satellite culture.
Earlier, the country’s songs were sung in social functions like a marriage ceremony. And people attended those functions wearing native attires. But it has now changed. It is really very painful. We should uphold our own culture, he added.
The minister gave thanks to the Dhaka Sangbadik Forum for organizing the festival and said kite festival is part of the culture of whole Bangladesh, including Dhaka’s old part.
“We, almost all, flew kites in childhood. But, now, our youths cannot do that due to lack of open space. The people who didn’t fly kites don’t have the feelings,” said Hasan.
The minister inaugurated the festival by flying a kite in the sky.
Later, the minister joined a meeting of the Bangladesh Journalist Welfare Trust at the meeting room of his ministry at the Secretariat.