The award has been announced in an online seminar on the importance of copyright on protecting intellectual property to celebrate International Copyright Day organized by the Bangladesh Copyright Office.
K M Khaled, MP, The State minister for the ministry of cultural affairs, was present as chief guest. Mr. Mominul Islam, Managing Director, and CEO of IPDC, represented IPDC Finance.
M Badrul Arefin, Secretary, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Md. Abdus Sattar, Registrar, Department of Patent, Design & Trademarks, Shabiha Pervin, additional secretary of Ministry of Cultural Affairs and president of copyright board, Jafor Raja Chowdhury, registrar Bangladesh Copyright Office also attended the program.
The ministry has taken this initiative to attract creative personalities, intellectuals, eminent artists, writers, and those closely involved in creative activities in the education and research profession. IPDC has been awarded for its cautious effort of preventing the oblivious extinction of folk music and rekindle admiration among the younger generation.
Amader Gaan, a contemporary take on popular Bangladeshi folk music marking the 50th year of independence, was conceptualised by IPDC Finance under the music direction of renowned musician, Partho Barua. CREATO, a modern-day advertising agency, is engaged in the overall management and supervision of this musical platform.
The first song of IPDC Amader Gaan, a cover of Shah Abdul Karim’s Sakhi tora prem kario na, performed by Shiuli Sarkar, was released on Friday, October 2, 2020.