2,000 film, radio, TV artistes get PM’s donation

DHAKA, Dec 7, 2020 (BSS) – A total of 1,947 insolvent film, radio
and television artistes, technologists and concerned employees were
given donation from Prime Minister’s Relief and Welfare Fund in the
wake of coronavirus outbreak.

A total of 1,947 singers, artistes, producers, directors and
employees of different categories at Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh
Betar and film arena were given a total of Taka 48,67,500 donation,
PM’s Press Wing sources said today.

Each of them gets Tk 2,500.

Among the recipients, 165 people are of Bangladesh Television
(BTV)’s Cameraman Association of Bangladesh, 42 employees of
Bangladesh Shooting House Owners Association, 117 of Shooting Unit
Microbus Drivers Cooperatives Association, 447 of Bangladesh Media
Light-man Association and 110 of Television Media Makeup Artist

Of the Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC), 231 are of
Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association, 80 of Bangladesh Film Makeup
Artistes Association, 42 of Bangladesh Chalachitra Angosojjakar
Samity, 15 of Bangladesh Film Assistant Art Directors Association, 88
of Bangladesh Media Light-man Association, 35 of Cine Still
Photographers Association, 256 of Bangladesh Film Assistant Managers
Association, 325 cinema hall employees and three employees of
Directors Guild.

Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association general secretary Zayed Khan
extended thanks and gratitude to the prime minister for standing
beside the artistes and performers in this crisis period.

By extending the cooperation, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina again
proved that she is a humanitarian leader, he said.

In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, many artistes and employees
became insolvent as production of drama and film was stopped and
cinema halls were also shut down.


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