State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid on Friday said the government has been implementing different initiatives to promote cultural activities at the grassroots level of the country.
“The cultural practices can be one of the tools to prevent moral degradation of the youth and resist terrorism and militancy. So, the government continues taking and implementing initiatives to promote cultural practices at the grassroots,” he said.
The state minister said this while inaugurating the two-day inter-school cultural competition at St. Joseph International School in the city’s Mohammadpur.
He said once larger cultural activities were seen in the rural areas unlike now.
Khalid thanked St. Joseph International School for arranging the cultural competition and festival.
Naimur Rahman Durjoy MP and noted artist Sujit Mustafa also spoke at the function presided over by Principal of the school Br. Chandan B Gomes, said a PID handout.