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Updated on April 15, 2011




The word culture indicates the customs and beliefs, art, way of life and social organization of a particular country or group. Every nation has its own culture and of course, we have a very rich culture which we can feel proud of. But it is a shocking fact that our culture is now under a great threat because of satellite channels. There is no denying that satellite channels are a great source of our enjoyment but our young generation are so much affected and influenced by those channels that they are trying to practice what they see on the television screen. Forgetting our own tradition and culture we are gradually becoming more prone to the western culture. So, satellite channels are now turning as a threat rather than mere source of enjoyment.

The age we are living in is greatly marked with scientific inventions and technological revolution. Satellite communication is a gift to of modern science. But it has both negative and positive sides. No sides can’t be ignored easily.

In our country satellite channels were allowed to broadcast program in 1992. Many of them are Hindi channels. Some of them are English channels; some are Arabic channels etc. currently we have many Bengali channels. Besides the govt. is giving permission for more Bengali channels.

In the present context of the world, culture of a country is not confined to a territorial barrier. For satellite channels one country’s people are getting used to another s culture very easily. But this adaption of other culture forgetting their own, it might be a disastrous factor for them because culture means the origin of a nation, of a country.

All over the world there is the touch of western culture because western countries are economically richer than another one. So they like their cultures to achieve victory over others. As they have a good many numbers of satellite channels, they can do it easily.

We, the Bangladesh, have a long tradition of an enriched culture. Historically our culture is indispensable in our everyday life. But it is a matter of sorrow that with the passage of time it has been found decadent. Gradually we are losing our Bengali norms and customs which is really a shameful matter. And this is because the effect of foreign satellite channels. Seeing the foreign cultures through dish antenna us, especially our young generation is being misguided and is forgetting their own culture.

Our young generation enjoys foreign programs with great attraction ignoring our own cultural programs. Besides they are getting used to the foreign lifestyle also which is actually fake to our social norms and values.

Adopting another culture is not bad if we can value our own culture. If we fail to preserve our own culture, it would bring an utter destruction to our social and economic life. So foreign cultures as well as satellite channels are a threat to our own culture values.


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      divya 3 years ago

      i am agree with this.but some times it is very harmfukul for the indian culture.

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      Zohora 4 years ago

      bengali culture may not be actually holy but it does have a lot to do with religion. If you think us not being able to accept western culture is disgusting,we think you're not only a disgrace to our culture but also to the entire human race.

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      Meethila 4 years ago

      Bangladeshi culture most beautiful .Our culture are different ways from western culture.

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      Fahmida 5 years ago

      Hi i am from Bangladesh.Good thinking.

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      Raisa 5 years ago

      Bangladeshi culture is very nice. We should not be mixed our culture with western culture. I like this kind of thinking.

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      rifat 5 years ago


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      Bjdp 5 years ago

      First of all Bengali culture isn't holy...don't make Bengali culture a religion. I agree that Bengali culture is rich and colorful just like Chinese culture. This disgusting obsession of Bengali culture is the reason Bengalis in America are uneducated and they are lowest of the low below Indians and Pakistanis. Bengalis love their culture so much that they prefer to avoid college and raise their standard of living. I'm Bangladeshi and it disgusts me to see that Bengali fanatics cannot accept western culture. If Satellite channels are dominant in Bangladesh over local Bangladeshi channels then it's not the fault of the foreign channels, it's the fault of the low class Bangladesh entertainment industry. A good percentage of Bangladeshis raves about speaking Bangla and not learning foreign languages, well they come to America and can't speak English and they humiliate themselves be use of their pathetic status. The world is changing, accept the change and move forward otherwise you will be left behind. India is changing with the world that's why they are ahead of both India and Pakistan. Bangladeshis are not much of Muslims either. At least in Pakistan they "try" to be better Muslims even with psychopaths extremists. And Indians strive to be as educated as they can be with superior business skills. But Bangladeshis don't know English and are a poor excuse of Muslims. Sometimes I feel humiliated to even meet a fellow Bangladeshi who come to America with pride of being a Bangladeshi but can't speak a word of English.

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      rabeya khatun sheuli 5 years ago

      it has also good and bad sides.but our govt.can be removed its bad sides to take some controled policy....

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      Dharna Jain 6 years ago

      Thanks a lot for this awesome content!!! :D

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      Tasbiha 6 years ago

      i like it.its true&awsome.

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      sushant 6 years ago

      agree wid u.thanx 4 wonderful content:)


      western culture ruining our holy culture.our youth and children are being exposed to nuditi,violent content shown on western channel,harming social value.

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      Dollartanvir 6 years ago from Bangladesh

      But it has nice effect also