I am dedicating this speech to a young man who selflessly sacrificed his life for his friends, Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain. The fact that he showed such courage exemplifies that there is still a bright future for the up and coming citizens of the country. For me, Faraaz is the spirit of Bangladesh, he gave up his life in the most noble cause possible. Celebrating life is has always been a tremendous platform for upcoming talents of our country, and I am honoured to be a part of this once again. This is my third time attending celebrating life, and I am proud to be among everyone here as the Minister of Cultural Affairs for the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. It gives me great joy that I can play a part, however little it might be for the development of our cultural activities.