Speaker of the Parliament Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has said that media is very important to strengthen the democracy. She urged the media to work more for the democracy.
She said this at an event at Bashundhara Residential Area in Dhaka on Thursday. Kaler Kantha, a Bengali national daily, arranged the event marking it founding anniversary.
The Speaker inaugurated the day-long programme as the chief guest.
Whip of the Parliament Iqbalur Rahim spoke on the occasion as the special guest, while Editor of Kaler Kantha Emdadul Haque Milon, President of FBCCI Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, Ex-FBCCI president Atiqul Islam, General Secretary of National Press Club Farida Yeasmin, Former Captain of Bangladesh Cricket Team Atahar Ali, Former football player Abdul Gaffar, Editor f Daily Sun Enamul Haque Chowdhury and Executive Editor of Kaler Kantha Mostafa Kamal were present.
Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury said, “January 10 is a historic day in Bangladesh. On this day, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returned home.”
She also said that the daily Kaler Kanth played a vital role by publishing objective news to ensure democratic practice smoothly during the last 10 years and created its own space among readers. Expressing hope that the Kaler Kantha would play a role in highlighting Bangladesh’s economy and social progress indicators, she said today’s Bangladesh is ‘the wonders of development’ in the whole world.
The Speaker also hoped that Kaler Kantha would publish objective news with maintaining the spirit of Liberation war and speaking for people of Bangladesh. She greeted Kaler Kantha family by handing over a bouquet.