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Cultural heritage of ethnic minorities should be protected


Speakers at a discussion opined that collective efforts of all government and non-government entities concerned is very important for protecting the handicrafts and cultural heritage of the ethnic minorities from further diminishing

They also observed that all quarters should take the responsibility to protect the cultural heritage of the plain ethnic communities as their
heritage, resource are integral part of the society.

The observation came in the monthly meeting with members of Rajshahi Divisional Ethnic Minority Cultural Academy (RDEMCA) at conference hall of Divisional Commissioner’s office in the city today.

Chaired by Commissioner of Rajshahi division Nur-Ur-Rahman the meeting was addressed, among others, by Deputy Director of Local Government and RDEMCA Director Muhammad Salahuddin and its Members Ariful Haque, Jogendra Nath Saren, Sabin Chandra Munda, Kamilla Biswash, Chitta Ranjan Sarker and Gabriel Hasda.

The meeting was told that cultural practices and other ancestral entertainment of the ethnic communities are gradually diminishing due to
various reasons. It stressed the need for protecting the cultural heritage from further degradation.

The discussants underscored the need for ensuring social justice and development of living and livelihood conditions of ethnic minority
communities in the country.

They urged to ensure the basic rights for the minority communities so that they can get the scope of building themselves as social contributor and actor.

Nur-Ur-Rahman says the present government is very positive and cautious to uphold the dignity of the ethnic minority population. The country is now being widely adjudged as a unique example of communal harmony as people of all religions live with equal rights alongside peace and tranquility.

Bangladesh is an instance of communal harmony as people of all the religions have been celebrating their respective religious and cultural
festivals freely for long.

Very recently, four ethnic minority women were awarded and accorded reception as recognition to their laudable contribution to social and
education development field.

 
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