The National Film Day 2018 will be observed in a befitting manner under the auspices of the Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) and the National Film Observance Committee on Apr 3. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, understanding the impact of films on society, tabled a bill in the provincial assembly of erstwhile East Pakistan for the formation of Film Development Corporation on Apr 3, 1957 as the then Industries and Commerce Minister, and in continuation to that BFDC was established.
Apr 3 is being observed as National Film Day every year since 2012. To mark the day, BFDC and the National Film Observance Committee have jointly taken an elaborate programme to observe the National Film Day 2018 at the BFDC premises. Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu will inaugurate the programmes as the chief guest at 9.30 a.m. while State Minister for Information Tarana Halim will attend as the special guest. Veteran actor Hasan Imam will preside over, local media reports said.
Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Information Ministry A K M Rahmat Ullah, its member Sukumar Ranjan Ghosh, MP, and Secretary of the Information Ministry Abdul Malek, among others, will be present at the function.