A six-day group painting exhibition portraying life and works of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is under way at Nalini Kanta Bhattashali Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum.
The exhibition titled ‘Achho Shottai Achho Chetonai’ has been organised by Tarunna Katha.
The event is featuring a total of 100 paintings by 81 leading and upcoming artists.
Done in acrylic, oil pastel and mixed media, the paintings depict the historic six-point movement, liberation war, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s life, contributions and others.
Information minister Hasan Mahmud was present as chief guest, while state minister for cultural affairs KM Khalid was present as special guest at the inaugural ceremony of the exhibition on April 30.
Noted artists professor Samarjit Roy Chowdhury and Jamal Ahmed jointly inaugurated the exhibition.
To mention a few works, Kamruzzaman Madhu has displayed a portrait of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with the national flag of Bangladesh in the background.
Roni Chandra Mandal’s painting shows Mujib in sleep alongside his youngest son Sheikh Russel.
Farhana Afroz Bappy’s painting homes in on everyday objects used by Mujib including his coat, tobacco pipe, spectacles and so on.
Abu Sufian’s painting places Sheikh Mujibur Rahman amongst protesters who are lurking behind him in the background during the turning point of history when the six-point demand was placed before the nation.
‘We have organised the exhibition to give the audience a glimpse into the life and works of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and promote him among the younger generation,’ Md Atikur Rahman Dipu, convener of Tarunna Katha, told New Age.
‘The exhibition features a total of 100 paintings by selected artists from across the country. We have organised the exhibition for the first time. We hope to take the show to all 64 districts,’ Dipu added.
The exhibition is drawing a huge crowd to Nalini Kanta Bhattashali Auditorium.
‘The exhibition depicts the life of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and gives us a chance to know about the contribution he made before and during the liberation war,’ Sinthia Khan, a visitor, told New Age.
The show will end today.
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