Putting emphasis on practicing the native culture, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said the new generation should nurture the culture of Bangla to protect the country’s heritage.
“We should uphold our own culture to protect the country’s heritage,” he said, inaugurating a kite festival at Dhupkhola ground in city’s Gendaria area, organized by Dhaka Sangbadik Forum (DSF) on Thursday.
Terming the kite festival as an indigenous culture, Hasan said many cultures are now vulnerable to the satellite culture. “Earlier, the country’s songs were sung in social functions like marriage ceremony. And people attended those functions wearing native attires. But it has now changed. It is really very painful. We should uphold our own culture.”
The minister gave thanks to the Dhaka Sangbadik Forum for organising the festival and said kite festival is part of the culture of whole Bangladesh, including Dhaka’s old part.