Beyond The Pandemic: Second episode to discuss on humanitarian aid during COVID-19 crisis

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Published on May 18, 2020
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Bangladesh Awami League has taken up an initiative to organize a live discussion on its official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/awamileague.1949). The show titled “Beyond The Pandemic’ discusses how Bangladesh is tackling the challenges of COVID-19 and how the country is preparing for the future. The discussion is being hosted by HPM’s Special Assistant Barrister Shah Ali Farhad.

The first episode was aired live on 15th May whose topic was ‘Public Awareness to Battle COVID-19’. Viewers asked their questions and suggestions to the guests during the live session.

The second episode of the program will be hosted on 19th May at 10 pm on Awami League’s official Facebook page. The topic of this episode is ‘Humanitarian Aid during COVID-19 Crisis’. The main speakers of this episode are honourable Minister of Education Dr. Dipu Moni, HPM’s Special Assistant Barrister Biplab Barua, Former President of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists and senior journalist Monjurul Ahsan Bulbul and voluntary organization Bidyananda Foundation’s representative Shipra Das. Bangladesh Awami League's General Secretary and Minister for Roads, Highway and Bridges Obaidul Quader will join through a video message. 

The guests of the first episode were honourable Minister of Information Dr. Hassan Mahmud MP, Honorable State Minister of ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak MP, Additional Commissioner & Head of Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit Monirul Islam, Chairman of the Department of Education and Counselling Psychology from the University of Dhaka Professor Mehtab Khanom, Mental Health Expert, Director (Disease Control) & Line Director CDC, DGHS Professor Dr Shahnila Ferdousi, Journalist of Ekattor TV Farzana Rupa, Managing Partner and Creative Chief of Grey International Syed Gausul Alam Shaon, renowned actor Riaz Ahmed. More than 10 representatives of students and journalists' community joined the live discussion.

During the discussion, Dr. Hasan Mahmud said, "On Bangladesh Television we've created and propagated various awareness videos and organize corona awareness programs with different representations from doctors' community which are still going on. We have also aired awareness programs equally on Bangladesh Betar."

State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak, on promoting various initiatives in Digital Media, said, Hon'ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's idea of ​​building Digital Bangladesh is the main reason why in such struggling time of this pandemic, 160 million people of the country could get access to health care, daily food aid and mobile banking easily.