Information and Broadcasting Minister and Awami League Joint General Secretary Hasan Mahmud said, ‘Bangladesh Television’s founding anniversary is an important milestone in our national life, contributing to the movement and struggle of Bengalis. Referring to the new shape of BTV, Hasan Mahmud said, BTV, BTV World, Sangsad BTV and BTV Chittagong are now four channels of BTV. Initiatives have been taken to set up full-fledged BTV centers in six more divisional towns. He said this at a function organized on the occasion of the 59th anniversary of the national broadcaster at the BTV headquarters premises in Rampura of the capital on Sunday afternoon. At the beginning of the program, he paid tribute by placing a wreath on the portrait of the Father of the Nation. Secretary of the Ministry. Humayun Kabir Khondkar, Director General of BTV Sohrab Hossain and senior officials were present on the occasion. BTV has given birth to many renowned artists, the broadcasting minister said, ‘BTV, the world’s first TV channel in Bengali language since 1964, in the last 58 years of nurturing our art-culture-heritage, in enriching our art-culture, in building the country and nation, The incomparable role it has played in shaping the nation’s mindset is undeniable. The journey of private television has started in this country under the hands of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and most of those who started private television are in the hands of Bangladesh Television. The information minister respectfully remembered the officers of BTV who gave their lives in the Great War of Independence. He said that after the killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu’s family in 1975, four officials of BTV were also captured and killed. Wishing BTV good luck, Hasan Mahmud said, ‘BTV has contributed to the movement of Bengali independence, the development of Bangladesh, in all areas. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman inaugurated the new building of BTV in Rampura after DIT started in the present Rajuk Bhavan and on March 7, 1971, BTV officials and employees refused to work because Bangabandhu’s speech was not allowed to be aired. Best wishes for that BTV. Secretary Humayun Kabir Khondkar said in the speech of the special guest on the occasion that the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman transformed the Bangladesh Television pilot project into a national broadcasting media through his foresight. As a pioneer in the world of broadcasting, BTV has played the role of the pioneer of all TV channels in the national life and in the country. The President of the program, the Director General of BTV and the speakers congratulated all the old and new artists, talented and officials of BTV.