jamuna interview: Kabir Hossain Mollah is a Bangladeshi expatriate living in Canada since 1988. He is known as cultural activists among the Bangladeshi community in Montreal. He is married and father of three children. Mr Kabir is senior vice president of Sammiilata Sangskritik Jot of Canada unit.
In an interview with jamunanews24.com, he expressed his overall view on livelihood, the culture of the Bangladeshi community in Canada.
Question: We know, you are a cultural -activists in Montreal. Could you please tell us the background of your cultural activities?
Answer: I am involving with the cultural movement since by student-life. While I was student Tejgaon College I took part with anti-Ershad movement in the country as the cultural activist and performed different stage-shows especially in anti-Ershad drama.
Question: Would you please tell us something about your present activities?
Answer: Along with some friend we formed Montreal Theatre in 1988. I played my role as secretary-general of the organisation, then I also involved with Sammiilata Sangskritik Jot.
We always try to spread Bangalee culture and heritage. I love my mother language and I am living with Bangalee culture. A lot of Bangladeshi are living in Canada. Many of them can’t visit regularly to Bangladesh.
On another hand, Canada born Bangladeshi generations know a little bit about Bangladeshi arts and culture. To reduce this gap we organise different programs to observe our national occasions.
A lot of Canadian-Bangalees including non-bangalees participated and enjoyed our programs.
We organised victory day festival in 1995-singar Kumar bisyajit and Shaokat Ali Emon participated the program.
Moreover, in 1996 Singer Rezoyana Chowdhury Banna performed the program.
Question: What is your optimism about Bangladesh?
Answer: Bangladesh will be achieved overall development with the inspiration of our liberation-straggle. We have to digitalize Bangladesh as soon as possible.