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Mujib: making of a nation screened in Kolkata; Mohib chief guest

Culture 2024-06-09, 11:49pm

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State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Mohibur Rahman felicitated in Kolkata.



Minister of State for Disaster Management and Relief Md. Mohibbur Rahman was the chief guest at the screening of the film 'Mujib: the making of a Nation' directed by renowned Indian director Shyam Benegal at Nandan, Kolkata's traditional cultural centre. Kolkata educationist and former vice-chancellor of Rabindra Bharati University Professor Pabitra Sarkar, music artist Srikanth Acharya, journalist Sukh Ranjan Das Gupta, Dilip Chakraborty and others were present on the occasion.

Speaking as the chief guest at the event, State Minister Mohib said, 'This film, a symbol of the close friendship between Bangladesh and India, has been made on the occasion of Bangabandhu's birth centenary. In April 2017, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi jointly announced plans to make a biopic on Bangabandhu's life at a function in Hyderabad, New Delhi. People of Bangladesh will be forever grateful to them for taking such a visionary decision. The film highlights important chapters of history including Bangabandhu's life of struggle, his upbringing and his participation and leadership in various movements and struggles.

The State Minister was felicitated by Kolkata's Indobangla Press Club on the following day. The reception was held at the elite Spring Club in central Kolkata on Saturday night. Lifetime member of Indo-Bangla Press Club, Md. Mohibbur Rahman MP was given northern and honorary crest in the ceremony.

The State Minister presented awards to the guests as the chief guest at the 6th BFTCC Film and Television Awards Ceremony and 9th Bengal International Short Film Festival organized by the Bengal Film and Television Chamber of Commerce at the traditional Spring Club in central Kolkata. 

In the event, Bangladesh's eminent late film actor Nayak Raj Razzak was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. This year, this prestigious award was given to prominent actor Abul Hayat and prominent actress Anwara Begum of Bangladesh.