Dhaka – The authorities have lifted the provision that required prior permission for making drama and literary works on the life of Bangladesh’s independence architect Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Trust at a meeting headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came up with the decision on Sunday.
Earlier, as per the provision of the Trust, people intended to make films, arranging sports or other literary works on the life of Bangabandhu, who struggled for democracy and justice and achieved Bangladesh’s independence after an armed conflict with Pakistan, need to secure permission for such works.
The meeting decided that from now on there is no need to take approval from the trust for making dramas, writings and literary works on the life of Bangabandhu and organising any sports competition or tournament after his name, state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha news agency reported quoting officials from the Prime Minister’s Office Press Wing.
“However, approval will have to be taken from the trust in the case of naming any institution or establishment after Bangabandhu and his family members,” the new sageny quoted a unnamed source as saying.
The meeting approved naming of 13 institutions after martyred members of Bangabandhu family and a total of Taka 50,200 scholarship for students.
The meeting reviewed the social welfare activities of the trust and decided to carry out its projects in a faster manner.
It also reviewed the progress of the decisions taken earlier, while sub-committee reports on different issues were also placed at the meeting.
The members of the trustee board including Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Haq, Bangabandhu’s grandson Radwan Mujib Siddiq Bobby, Sheikh Helal Uddin, MP, and Chief Whip Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury Liton and Member Secretary Sheikh Hafizur Rahman attended the meeting.