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Talent hunt in the media and Consumerism May 19, 2010

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, Culture.
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Our TV channels are deeply engaged in hunting talents among our young generation in arts and culture. They have more concentrated their effort on singing. They do not spare the young children to show up their talents in the singing. As a part of the process, the registration and rehearsal keep continued throughout the country. Thousands of children and aspirants participate in the competition. The final phase of the competition are telecast in the TV channels. Judges give their numbers. Public are asked to send sms as many as possible for their artist of choice. Then one day final episode is shown with grandeur, prizes are declared, huge sum of money is distributed. The finalists came into contact with the music companies and the production house. Their cassettes and CDs are come out in the market and they tour the country and also abroad to entertain the whole world.

Sometimes I think what would happen to the education of these children. Probably education, passing exams and attaining degrees is less important to the exercise they are undergoing and the talent they are showing. The pomp of the festival is such that it looks singing is the only talent to nourish, it will bring money and success early. The underlying fact is that the talent of these children is sacrificed in the alter of consumerism and in the name of promotion of art, their basic education is sacrificed.

An ordinary citizen

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