Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Friday jointly inaugurated the Bangabandhu-Bapu Digital Exhibition in Bangladesh.
It was arranged for commemorating two of the most-reputed leaders of this subcontinent, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Mahatma Gandhi, in city’s Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.
The exhibition, a story of Bangladesh and India showcasing the bond of blood and shared sacrifices, was jointly inaugurated by Prime Minister Hasina and her Indian counterpart Modi on December 17 during a virtual summit.
After Bangladesh, the exhibition will move to the United Nations for displaying and later, it would culminate in Kolkata in 2022.
Historic quotes of the two great leaders will also be exhibited on the walls in the hall apart from displaying photographs and digital contents on different historic events of the two countries.
Key points of interest of the exhibition are a “meeting wall” that displays the only photo in the world that has both Bangabandhu and Bapu in one frame, a robotic signature of both the leaders and their favourite music.
Historical moments like Mahatma Gandhi’s salt march, historic March 7, 1971 speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman are the areas of main attractions.
The exhibition will show the pain and suffering of Indian and Bangladeshi people in the genocides by the forces General Dyer in Jallianwala Bagh in 1919 and the genocide perpetrated by the Pakistani army in 1971.
The “genocide tunnel” will show the depiction, the experiences of the many Bangladeshis who were brutally tortured in the hands of the Pakistani army in 1971 War of Liberation.
Photographs on the barbaric torture on Bangladeshi women by the Pakistani army during the country’s War of Independence in 1971 are also on display.
Photographs of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnessa Mujib and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on different historic events are also displayed digitally.
A Holographic Time Machine will be displayed historical photos with a timeline and provides a unique interface to the users to reference their time and lives.
Both the leaders visited different sections of the exhibition.
PM’s younger sister Sheikh Rehana was present beside her on the occasion.
Indian Prime Minister Modi is in the two on a two-day official visit to attend the celebrations of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu and the golden jubilee of country’s independence.
Both the leaders later attended at the cultural programme and banquet dinner hosted by Prime Minister Hasina in honour of her Indian counterpart.
Source: United News of Bangladesh