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Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb inaugurates Second Bangladesh Film Festival in Agartala

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 24, Feb 2022
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The Second Bangladesh Film Festival was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb in Agartala on Wednesday. Inaugurating the festival, Chief Minister Biplab  Kumar Deb said that with the opening of new channels of communication including waterways and railways, Tripura is becoming the commercial corridor of North East and also providing huge potential for film-making.

He said Tripura and Bangladesh share many similarities in cultures and such programmes are a big step towards increasing harmony in the region through cultural exchange between the two countries. 

Speaking during the inaugural function, Information and Broadcasting Minister of Bangladesh Dr Hasan Mahmud said that India and Bangladesh have many things in common and cultural exchange programmes can bring the two countries closer. He recalled the support of the people of Tripura in sheltering about one crore people during the liberation war of Bangladesh. He expressed deep gratitude to the people of Tripura and the government of India for their support during the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971. 
After the inaugural function, a documentary on the life of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ‘Sheikh Hasina- a Daughter’s Tale’ was screened. 

The three-day-long film festival at Agartala is part of the golden jubilee celebration of the liberation of Bangladesh. The festival is showcasing the best movies related to the liberation war of Bangladesh to commemorate the glorious history of 1971 and the role of India in the liberation of Bangladesh. 

Sources : News on AIR