Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday called on the filmmakers to produce quality films by upholding the country's history, culture and tradition and assured that her government will do whatever is necessary for it.
"We want those who make movies in Bangladesh to produce films that would contain the country's history, culture and heritage and earn international accolades," she said while distributing the National Film Awards-2015, reports BSS.
Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh is marching forward in every sector. "We don't want to lag behind in the field of film and I'm giving words that we would extend whatever cooperation is needed for the development of the film industry," she said.
The premier handed over the awards, the highest state recognition for contributions to the country's film industry, to 31 artistes and performers in 25 categories at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) here this afternoon.
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu presided over the function, while Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the ministry AKM Rahamatullah was present as the special guest.
Information Secretary Martuza Ahmed delivered the welcome address at the function attended by ministers, advisers, parliament members, high civil and military officials, media personalities and dignitaries.
On behalf of the award-recipients, renowned film actress Shabana spoke at the function expressing her feelings about receiving the award.