Nasrul for exchange of culture among different countries

Nasrul for exchange of culture among different countries

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Friday said Bengali culture will be enriched through the exchange of cultures and traditions among different countries.

“Our culture will be more elegant if we can practice it with Japanese art and education. Cultural relations will be strengthened if we establish cultural institutions, hold cultural programmes and ensure exhibitions,” he said while inaugurating Calligraphy Workshop at Hamidur Rahman Cultural Centre at Zinzira in Keraniganj, the outskirts of the capital.

Hamidur Rahman Cultural Centre and the Japanese Embassy in Dhaka jointly organised the workshop dedicated to art enthusiasts and cultural connoisseurs alike, reports BSS.

Japanese Ambassador in Dhaka Iwama Kiminori spoke as the special guest.

Among others, Chairman of Youth Global Foundation and Director of Hamid Sports Academy Dr Seema Hamid and Principal of Hamidur Rahman Cultural Centre and renowned singer Fahmida Nabi were present on the occasion.

The state minister said, “Through the calligraphy programme, friendly relations between Japan and Bangladesh will be strengthened in the days to come.”

“Moreover, participants will get to know in detail about the rich tradition of Japanese calligraphy through this event.

“Calligraphy requires concentration and a steady mindset, and through this one can control himself or herself. This quality will also spread among the participants through the calligraphy workshop,” he added.

Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Iwama Kiminori said, “The existing bilateral relations with Bangladesh will be strengthened further through the exchange of cultural activities.”

He said the workshop will allow participants to enter the Japanese calligraphy sector.

The workshop was divided into five groups. Each group will have 20 participants, while each session will last 30 minutes.

Satoko Azuma, an acclaimed Japanese calligraphy expert, conducted the workshop, offering attendees to explore various arenas of Japanese calligraphy art among school-going students.

Around 200 students from class-VI-VII of Keraniganj High School took part in the inaugural ceremony.  They thoroughly enjoyed the Japanese culture and traditions.

Talking to BSS, Shirin Akter, a student of class-VI said she came to the Hamidur Rahman Cultural Centre to learn Japanese culture and got encouraged to practice Japanese calligraphy, as renowned calligraphers from Japan practically taught her.

The workshop celebrated the elegance of Japanese calligraphy to strengthen cultural connections between Japan and Bangladesh through the art of calligraphy.

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