PV Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has laid importance on literary pursuit to promote human values and sharpen rationalism in the society saying there is no alternative to engage oneself in cultivating literature for self enlightenment and fight against evil forces.
“The whole world is now reeling on unrests where reign of terror and anarchies are out to suppress all good senses. We have to be enlightened with knowledge to defeat ominous forces. For this there is no alternative to literary pursuit,” she said.
The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating the three-day International Bengali Literature Conference-1424 at Osmani Memorial Hall here this afternoon.
Sheikh Hasina said the civilization is being flourished by human creativity, and language is the main medium of flourishing the creativity. Thus, the literature is playing absolute role in the evolution of the society and civilization.
Literary practice develops good sense in human race, unveiling their immense prospect and encouraging them to build a logical society, she said adding that “the more a society is affluent in literature the more it’s civilized”.
Professor Emeritus of Dhaka University and convenor of the conference organizing committee Dr Anisuzzaman was in the chair while litterateur Rabeya Khatun, general secretary of Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahittya Sammilon Jayonta Ghosh, vice president Pradip Bhattachariya, vice president of Friends Bangladesh, India Sattyam Roy Chowdhury addressed the function, among others.