"It is our duty to come forward during this national crisis"
Momtaz, the famed singer who has long earned a name as the "queen of folk" from millions of fans in home and abroad, released a song to make mass people aware about the rules of social distancing, hand washing and respiratory hygiene to tackle the pandemic.
BRAC has paired with the singer in her efforts. BRAC Communication Team wrote the lyrics of the song.
Officials informed that the song was released on the Facebook pages of Brac and Channel I on Tuesday.
Artist Momtaz Begum, who is also a sitting Member of Parliament, said: "It is our duty to come forward during this national crisis and help people in any way we can."
Moutushi Kabir, director, Communications and Outreach of BRAC and BRAC International, said: "The most important arms to fight the pandemic at present is public awareness and change in our daily habits and behaviours. BRAC is actively supporting the Government of Bangladesh and partnering with a wide number of private sector and non-governmental organizations to fight COVID-19.
"We are grateful that popular artists like Momtaz Begum and Kuddus Boyati have come forward to help us in taking the message to the mass, especially in semi-urban and rural areas."
This is part of BRAC’s ongoing public awareness and behavioural change interventions to stop the spread and social transmission of COVID-19.
Here goes the lyrics of the song:
Dear people of my country/ Artist Momtaz is here/ Favourite with all of you/ Sharing a great feeling of mine/ When my friend coming back to homeland/ Thoughtful for good of others/ Locks himself up in home/ For 14 days on/ Wraps me in with/ A true feeling of goodness...