State-run Bangladesh Television on Friday celebrated the 38th anniversary of its programme ‘Bonophul Theke Lok Lokaloye’, an initiative to preserve and develop the culture and heritage of the ethnic groups.
The cultural organizers and artists of Khagrachhari district arranged a program in celebration of the popular show at the Khagrachhari Press Club.
In this event, Bandarban artist and organizer Chathuipru Marma, Khagrachhari artist and organizer Amelie Dewan and Anchairi Marma, Painila Chowdhury Rangamati artist and organizer Trishna Tripura were honoured in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the development of the culture of small ethnic groups for 38 years.
The speakers expressed their gratitude to BTV and those associated with the program for preserving and developing the colourful culture, language, attire and heritage of the small ethnic groups of the country including Chittagong Hill Tracts through BTV's programme. Because of this program, the diverse culture and characteristics of the hill people have been protected.
Besides, the artists, organizers urged for the continuation of the programme.
Chowdhury Ataur Rahman, the organizer and presenter of ‘Bonophul Theke Lok Lokaloye’, educationist Dharmaraj Barua, eminent artist and organizer engineer Jeevan Royaja, former president of Khagrachhari Press Club Dilip Chowdhury, senior journalist Muhammad Abu Daud and joint-editor of Khagrachhari District Sports Association Azhar Hira spoke at the event.