DOT Desk:  Ilias Kanchan and Zayed Khan were elected President and General Secretary respectively in yesterday’s Film Artistes’ Association election. The artistes, who participated from different panels, will now take over the association’s duties for the years 2022-2024, reports The Daily Star.
 Ilias Kanchan bagged 191 votes while his opponent Misha Sawdagar got 148 votes. Zayed Khan became the general secretary again with 176 votes while his competitor Nipun lost with 163 votes.
 Among the other posts, Monowar Hossain Dipjol and Masum Parvez Rubel were elected vice presidents jointly with 219 and 191 votes respectively.  Symon Sadik will serve as Assistant General Secretary with 212 votes while actress Shahnoor occupied the Joint Secretary post with 184 votes. Mamnun Emon is elected as the new secretary for culture and sports with 203 votes while his opponent Zakir Hossain lost with 136 votes.
Joy Chowdhury secured the international affairs secretary post with 205 votes while Arman won the office and publicity secretary with 232 votes. Azad Khan is the new treasurer with 193 votes, defeating Farhad with 146 votes.
Other members of the executive panel secured are Anjana (225 votes), Rozina (185 ), Aruna Biswas (192), Sucharita( 201), Ali Raj (203), Moushumi(225), and Chunnu(220) from the Misha-Zayed Panel, and Ferdous( 240), Keya (212), Jasmine (208) and Amit Hasan (227) from the Ilias-Nipun panel.
The film fraternity had an eventful day with the seventeenth edition of the Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association elections.The election, which was held at BFDC this morning, was held in a festive environment with artistes who came to vote for and support their desired panel.