PM, Rehana visit exhibition on Mujib at Shilpakala Academy

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 00:25, Feb 23,2020


Prime minister Sheikh Hasina and her younger sister Sheikh Rehana visited a photo and painting exhibition on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Segunbagicha in the capital Friday night.

After inaugurating the four-day programme at International Mother Language Institute, the prime minister along with her sister visited the exhibition titled ‘lightning the fire of freedom Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’.

PM’s daughter and chairperson of Bangladesh National Advisory Committee for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Saima Wazed Hossain was also present on the occasion.

While visiting the exhibition at the National Art Gallery of the academy, the prime minister spoke about the photos and paintings of the exhibition.

She reminisced her participation in the movement against the then Pakistani rulers for banning Rabindra Sangeet when she saw a newspaper report on the movement displayed in the exhibition.

Sheikh Hasina said that her mother Fazilatunnesa Mujib did not allow her to go out of their house for some days when photos regarding her participation in the movement were published in the newspapers.

The two daughters of Sheikh Mujib became very emotional and embraced each other after listening to the historic March 7 speech which was displayed in the exhibition.

Later, Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana visited other art works arranged by Shilpakala Academy and also took a selfie in front of a portrait of Sheikh Mujib.

The Dhaka Art Summit was held at the Shilpakala Academy from February 7-15, and the special exhibition on Sheikh Mujib had been organised in the summit as part of the Mujib Year.

Though the summit ended, the exhibition would remain open for all till March 31, organisers said, adding the Centre for Research and Information was extending support to the exhibition by providing information.

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