War criminals trial a beginning of new history: PMNew Age Online
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Saturday said the trial of the war criminals and butchers of 1971 is the beginning of a new historic process of cleansing the society from stigma of the documented atrocities on a nation, reports BSS.
"There will be no space for the evil force in Bangladesh which will be a pacifist nation in South Asia," she said while inaugurating month-long Amar Ekushey Granthamela on the premises of Bangla Academy here this afternoon.
Calling for more and more practice on Bengali literature and culture, the Prime Minister said spirit of nationalism should be implemented in every sphere of the society to resist the wicked force.
Terming the "Ekushey Granthamela' as a source of inspiration for Bengali people, Sheikh Hasina said, the fair has an important role in flourishing the thoughts and minds of the writers,publishers and new generations giving them right direction for future.
She said the space of the book fair has been expanded across Suharawardy Uddyan this year aimed at turning the historic venue as the cultural centre of the nation.
Chairman of Bangla Academy Professor Emeritus Anisuzzaman presided over the function while Minister for Cultural Affairs Asaduzzaman Noor, cultural affairs secretary Dr Ranjit Biswas also spoke on the occasion. Director General of Bangla Academy Shamsuzzaman Khan gave welcome address.
Speaker, Deputy Speaker, ministers, PM's advisors, fellows and life members of Bangla Academy, academics, teachers, poets, litterateurs, writers, publishers, artistes attended the inaugural function of the book fair being held under the auspices of Bangla Academy.
The Prime Minister handed over honourary fellowship of Bangla Academy to noted pantomime artiste Partha Pratim Majumder and Bangla Academy Literary Award to nine eminent poets, writers, researchers and academics for their contributions in various disciplines of literature.
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