Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar and Bangladesh’s I&B Minister Muhammad H Mahmud signed the agreements which include a co-production on a biopic of ‘BangaBandhu’, Sheikh Mujibur Rehman, which will be released during the birth centenary year of Bangabandhu.
Bangladesh will celebrate the ‘Mujib Year’ from 17th March 2020 to 2021 to mark the centenary year of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the first President of Bangladesh.
An airtime exchange programme between Prasar Bharati and Bangladesh Radio Betar was also launched. With today’s launch content from Maitree service has started airing in Dhaka and reciprocally content from Bangladesh Radio Betar has started airing on All India Radio in Kolkata.
Prakash Javadekar said: “We look forward to engage further with Bangladesh TV (BTV) and Betar in co-production of content, also India will extend all possible cooperation to Bangladesh in setting up the BongoBandhu film city.”
Muhammad H Mahmud said: “The relationship between New Delhi and Dhaka has reached new heights under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina. Without the support of India, the liberation of Bangladesh would never have been possible; our relationship is historic.”