IPDC Finance Limited has been awarded Intellectual Property Protection Award 2021 for its contribution to protect and present Bangla Folk music to the youth.
The award was announced in an online seminar on the importance of copyright on protecting intellectual property to celebrate International Copyright Day organised by the Bangladesh Copyright Office, said a press release.
State minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid MP was present as chief guest.
On receiving the memento, the managing director and CEO of IPDC Finance, Mominul Islam expressed his desire to present unsung music genres, like folk music, into the global limelight.
He further added, "With IPDC Amader Gaan, we have taken the initiative; however, our culture is glorious. I invite all to come forward and enrich this native culture. As we are economically advancing, our culture will be an asset for us; we must preserve it."
M Badrul Arefin, secretary, Ministry of Cultural Affairs; Md Abdus Sattar, registrar, Patent, Design & Trademarks Department; Shabiha Pervin, additional secretary, Ministry of Cultural Affairs and president of copyright board; and Jafor Raja Chowdhury, registrar, Bangladesh Copyright Office also attended the program.
To promote Bangladeshi folk music globally, IPDC Finance Limited created a virtual platform, 'IPDC Amader Gaan,' in September last year.
Since its inception, the platform has released nine folk songs on its YouTube channel with the same title. The platform exclusively features diverse musical influences and offers studio-recorded performances by promising singers of the country. Penned by several mystic bards, including Fakir Lalon Shah, Shah Abdul Karim, and Palli Kabi Jasimuddin, several covers received unparalleled popularity.
The channel alone has got 10M+ views, while the total views of the songs of 'IPDC Amader Gaan' on different channels of Youtube and Facebook have exceeded 100M.