BSS: President M Abdul Hamid today asked researchers, cultural activists, writers, poets and all concerned to collect the scattered local cultural elements and promote it both home and abroad.
“Many elements of our local culture are scattered across the country . . . With the proper use of information technology (IT), these should be collected and promoted globally,” the President said while opening a-five-day “Greater Mymensingh Cultural Festival” at the National Museum’s auditorium here this evening.
The Head of State also called upon all concerned individuals as well as institutions to introduce the young generation about the longtime rich literature and culture of Bengal. “It is our responsibility to make the new generation aware of country’s history and traditions. Therefore, along with traditional education, let them (new ones) know the roots and about country’s glorious past,” he added. Noting that culture is the mirror of life, President Hamid said culture carries the true identity of individuals, nations and countries.Terming the whole world as now a global village for the blessings of the free flow of information, the President said the satellite culture should not be allowed to dominate the local culture.