Speakers at a discussion have stressed for creating social awareness against superstitions and religious fanaticism among common people, juveniles in particular, through screening films in building a peaceful Bangladesh.
They put emphasis on infusing liberal beliefs into the younger generations and reaching the message of the War of Liberation to motivate and inspire them with secularism and concept of national peace and prosperity.
They were addressing launching ceremony of three-day Film Festival, being organised by District Information Office at Town hall auditorium with the assistances of the Department of Mass Communication of the Information Ministry, on Monday.
Divisional Commissioner Muhammad Dilwar Bakht attended the ceremony as the chief guest with Additional Divisional Commissioner (General) Narayan Chandra Barma in the chair.
District Women Affairs Officer Shameema Akhter Banu and President of Rangpur Press Club AKM Fazlul Haque attended the ceremony, moderated by senior journalist Aftab Hossain, as the special guests.
Acting District Senior Information Officer Sabiha Akhter Lucky delivered welcome speech narrating influence of films in involving the people with the huge socioeconomic development activities and creating awareness against curses and religious fanaticism.
Terming films as mirror of the society, the chief guest said Bangladesh has already achieved tremendous success in all economic and social sectors on its way to become a middle income nation before 2021 if the present pace of uplift continues.
It is very much possible to disseminate information aboard on the huge success achieved so far in the country through screening films side by side creating mass awareness against all sorts of social curses and superstitions, he said.
Three feature films on the War of Liberation ‘Bonde Maya Lagaichhe’, ‘Ekti Fulke Banchabo Bole’ and ‘Guerilla’ were screened in the jam-packed Town Hall auditorium on the inaugural day of the film festival here on Monday.