Noor urges youths for fostering cultural activities

KHULNA – Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor today urged young generation to give more attention on cultural activities to make the society as well as the country free from militancy, reports BSS.

“Only text books reading habit cannot make a complete human being. Exercise of regular cultural activities can build anti-communalism feelings and patriotism among people of the country which will help defeat of inhumanity and militant forces,” Noor said.

The minister said this while unveiling a book styled “1971: Torture Index” at the auditorium of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) building in the city as the chief guest with President of 1971: Genocide-Torture Achieve and Museum Trust Professor Muntasir Mamun in the chair.

Secretary of the Trust Dr Sheikh Baharul Alam and Professor Mahbubur Rahman, among others, addressed the event. Professor Shankar Kumar Mallick conducted the function.

Genocide-Torture and Liberation War Affairs Research centre, a sister organisation of 1971: Genocide-Torture Achieve and Museum Trust, organised the programme.

“Anti-liberation forces is creating anarchy across the country in the name of Islam and misguiding our young generation with wrong explanation of religion,” the minister said.

“These forces had killed Bangabandhu and his family members on August 15, 1975, tried to kill his elder daughter Sheikh Hasina on August 21, 2004, distorted history of Liberation War, created militant forces and attacked Holy Artisan Bakery where 20 people, including foreigners were killed,” he said.

The incumbent government led by Sheikh Hasina has completed trials of the leaders of Razakar, Al-Bdar and Al-Shams for their crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.

The present government also brought people involved in the killing of Bangabandhu and his family to the book, Noor added.

The chief guest also distributed certificates among 30 participants who had successfully completed Liberation War Affairs Training Course.

Later, the minister visited the under construction Zila Shilpakala Academy and unveiled a monument at the Liberation War graveyard on Platinum Jubilee Jute Mills premises.