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BTV entered 60 years, there are colorful arrangements

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Bangladesh Television (BTV) is the first Bengali language television in the world. National media is entering 60 years after passing the glorious 59 on Monday. BTV family members are celebrating this special day with colorful arrangements.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud will be present as the chief guest at the BTV’s founding anniversary event. The senior secretary of the same ministry will be present as a special guest. Humayun Kabir Khandkar. Mahfuza Akhter, General Manager of BTV’s Dhaka Center, said this in a press release.

On the occasion of the foundation anniversary, cultural program and meet and greet of artists and well-wishers has been organized at BTV premises. It is known that artists Farida Parveen, Rafiqul Alam, Nakeeb Khan, Nishita Barua, Anupama Mukti, Rajeev, Salma and band ‘Chirkut’ will perform on this day. There is also dance directed by Warda Rehab and Ivan Shahriar Sohag. Besides, there are various performances on the BTV screen throughout the day.

Artists Anima Roy and Ayesha Zebin Deepa will sing in a special episode of the live music show ‘Ajaker Sakal’ after the 8 am news. Keramat Mawla, Rafiqunnabi and Abdul Mannan will be present at the painters’ drawing and live discussion after the 12 noon news. At 3 pm there is a live special program ‘BTV Nataker Ekal Sekal’. M Hamid, Dolly Jahoor, Abdul Mannan, Raonak Hasan, Swagata and Vrindavan Das will participate in the chat presented by Piyush Banerjee. Apart from this, song compilations of renowned musicians, magazine program compilations, documentary programs from DIT to Rampura, memorials and greetings will be aired throughout the day.

On the initiative of Bangabandhu, BTV moved from DIT building to its own building in Rampura on February 9, 1975.  Photo: Courtesy of BTV

Director General of BTV congratulated the staff, advertisers and viewers of BTV on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Bangladesh Television. Md. Jahangir Alam.

Incidentally, the television channel started its journey on the ground floor of the then DIT building in Dhaka on 25 December 1964. Then Bangladesh Television (BTV) started its journey the year after the birth of Bangladesh as a government institution. On February 9, 1975, BTV was brought to its own building in Rampura from the DIT building on the instructions of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the shaper of the nation. In 1980, the channel ushered in a new era by gifting viewers with color screens. BTV broadcasts now reach people’s doorsteps through HD (High Definition) and terrestrial, satellite and mobile apps. This state-owned media is entering its 60th year with the promise and conviction of modern changes.


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