Swadhinata Sangsad” organised a discussion session, cultural programme and prize giving ceremony at the Shawkat Osman Auditorium of Central Public Library in Shahbagh. Dr Md Azizur Rahman, vice-chancellor of Uttara University; Rotarian ABM Nurul Kabir; senior journalist Mohosinul Karim; lyricist Ali Ashraf Akhand; freedom fighter KSNM Johurul Islam Khan; Shahed Ahammed, president of Swadhinata Sangsad were present at the event.
The “Personality Award 2016” was conferred at the event among noted personalities. At the event discussants emphasised on the need of stopping cultural aggression of foreign sources and implement proper codes for promoting local culture.
The globalisation and free market economy has ensured the onslaught of foreign products; though this is natural the influx of coercive foreign culture is not acceptable. Justice Mohammad Momtaz Uddin Ahmed urged all to be inspired by the spirit of patriotism to stop this menace.