Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra artiste and three-time National Film Award winning music director Shujeo Shyam said that songs can play a vital role in creating coronavirus awareness among the masses.
‘Music is one of the strongest ways to give messages to the people. The people of our country need to be made aware of the dreadful virus. I have seen on television that many people aren’t following social distancing and walking on the streets unnecessarily. They should not do that amid the pandemic,’ said Shujeo Shyam.
Shyam has recently tuned two songs on coronavirus awareness namely ‘Hapiye uthechho ghar-ey theke’ and ‘Facebook twitter messanger sob kichhu thik noy.’ The songs have been penned by Bangladesh Television producer (programme) Sadiqul Islam Neugi and Alauddin Taher has directed the music.
Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra artiste Sujit Roy along with singers Alauddin Taher, Saifuddin Mahmud Khan, Roni Guha, Sutopa Chowdhury Mumu, Priya Chakraborty, Sharmin Hossain and Priya Bhowmik have lent their voices to the songs.
‘Sadiqul Islam Neugi gave me the lyrics of the songs through messenger and told me to put music to the lyrics. I did that and sent those back via messenger. The songs will be aired soon on Bangladesh Television. I hope these songs will help create awareness about the virus among the mass people,’ said Shujeo Shyam.
When asked about his thoughts on the coronavirus crisis, Shyam replied, ‘I have seen many crises in my life but this one is different. We must stand united the same way we stood our ground against the Pakistani occupation forces during the war of independence.’
‘Many developed countries like the United States, Italy, Spain and France are struggling against the virus. I don’t know how we will overcome the situation if things get worse. Mass awareness can help us overcome the crisis,’ he added.
He urged the affluent in the society to stand beside the marginalised.
‘Everyone should follow government directives and World Health Organisation guideline. I thank the doctors, nurses and health workers for staying beside the mass people. I also thank the law enforcement agencies along with journalists for their contribution,’ he ended.
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