DHAKA, Dec 30, 2016 (BSS) - Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu yesterday said Bengali daily Ittefaq cannot be separated from Bangladesh's independence struggle.
"Both sword (oshi) and pen (moshi) are required in any struggle. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the sword and Ittefaq founder Tofazzal Hossain Manik Mian was the pen during our Liberation War," he said speaking as chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of a three-day installation exhibition marking the 64th founding anniversary of the Ittefaq.
Held at National Museum Nalinikanta Bhattashali auditorium in the city, the function was attended by Manik Mian's son and Minister for Environment and Forests Anowar Hossain Manju, artist Hashem Khan and Ittefaq Acting Editor Tasmima Hossain.
The information minister said since its inception, the Ittefaq has been playing its role in all movements and the practice of Bengali language and culture.
He recalled the role of Manik Mian during the nation's movement against the Pakistani regime and the burning of Ittefaq office by the occupation forces.
In the exhibition, the 64-year journey of the Ittefaq has been projected through 13 installations.
Table, chair, pen spectacles, dresses and other articles used by Manik Mian and paper cuttings over important incidents during the Liberation War are on the display in the exhibition.
The exhibition will remain open from 10 am to 8 pm till December 31.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)