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Inauguration of ‘Act Together to End Poverty’ at EMK Center

2019-10-21 09:00:28 BdST

2024-02-29 03:52:32 BdST

Published: 2019-10-21 09:00:28 BdST


Live Correspondent: To celebrate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, EMK Center has arranged a solo exhibition of Md Quddus Alam -’Act Together to End Poverty, that portrays the life of working-class people from a rural area –Gaibandha.

The inauguration ceremony was held at the EMK Center on October 20,2019. Acting Director of EMK Center, Mr Asif Uddin Ahmed; Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer, Joshua Kamp and other visitors from U.S. State Department were present in the opening ceremony.

Mahabub Ara Begum Gini, MP and Honorable Whip of Bangladesh Parliement was also present in the exhibition and encouraged for such initiative.

EMK is hosting the solo exhibition of Md Quddus Alam for the first time at Dhaka. Md Alam is a photographer and multimedia journalist for DrikNEWS in Gaibandha district.

He has won eighteen awards for his photography, including, Standard Chartered Bank & Delivery Star’s ‘Celebrating Life’ Award, ‘UFP Photography Award-2009 and so on.

It has been over seven to eight years that he has been there twice a week to observe Gaibandha’s village-life and to portray it with his photographs.

He has seen how the rural life of Gaibandha has changed over the years and raised out of poverty.

Md Alam said, “within a very short span of time, the people from North Bengal, especially from Char areas, are getting themselves out of poverty line.

The farmers couldn't grow crops regularly even six to seven years back but now they grow different kinds of crops and vegetables.

They are sending their kids to school for a better future. The gap between urban and rural of the concept of poverty needs to be changed and I really appreciate EMK for taking such step and reducing the barrier.”

“EMK Center is trying to bring those photographers who portray the hard rural life and their struggle to get out of poverty.

The Center wants to expose these rural people’s life and their great contribution to our economy. These photographs talk silently about their joy of getting out of poverty.” said Asif Uddin Ahmed, the Acting Director of the EMK Center.

The exhibition will continue until October 27, 2019

Dhaka 20 October (campuslive24.com)//Az


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