The combined cultural alliance, Sylhet has formed a human chain demanding at least one percent allocation in the cultural sector of the national budget.
The program was held in front of Sylhet Central Shaheed Minar on Friday, June 9 at 5 pm.
Under the presidentship of Shamsul Alam Selim, President of Combined Cultural Alliance, Sylhet and moderated by General Secretary Gautam Chakraborty Combined Cultural Alliance Sylhet’s advisor journalist-cultural personality Al Azad, Senior Ryme writer Bidhubhushan Bhattacharya, Rajatkanti Gupta, President of Sammilito Natya Parishad Sylhet, Combined Cultural Alliance Sylhet Vice President, Shamsul Basit Shero, Suraiya Zaman, Finance Secretary Biplab Shyam Purkayastha, Drama Organizer Khwaj Rahim Sabuj, Office Secretary Ashraful Islam Ani, Information and Technology Secretary Parag Renu Dev Toma and others were spoke. The speakers said, `Culturalists do not want much. We can continue our fight if only one percent is allocated in the national budget. Along with politics, cultural activists have always played a leading role in the formation of Bangladesh in the spirit of the progressive liberation war and in the struggle to build a non-exploitative democratic society against fundamentalism and sectarianism. We believe that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of the father of the nation will surely implement this demand of cultural workers in the revised budget’.
Sheikh Nurul Islam, Amirul Islam Chowdhury Yahia, Humayun Kabir Jewel, Siraj Uddin Shirul, Amit Trivedi, Sumanto Gupta, Baul Bashir Uddin Sarkar, Manzoor Mohammad, Shitan Babu, Kamal Ahmad Durjoy, Shankar Dhar and others were present at that time. Cultural Reporter