US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R. Miller on Saturday visited the ongoing two-month group art exhibition titled “Sheikh Hasina: On the Right Side of History” and appreciated the artists for taking forward the history of this “extraordinary country”, reports UNB.
“I think the timing is perfect,” said Ambassador Miller, mentioning the birth centenary celebrations of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and 50 years of Bangladesh’s independence.Deputy Managing Director of Cosmos Group Masud Jamil Khan, former diplomat Tariq Ahmad Karim, who is currently Director of the Centre for Bay of Bengal Studies at the Independent University and Honorary Advisor Emeritus of Cosmos Foundation, and Associated Press (AP), Dhaka Bureau Chief Julhas Alam were, among others, present.
Welcoming the US Ambassador, Masud Khan said, “The USA is our true and tested friend ...we see our relationship with the USA from a long-term and strategic view.”
Masud Khan briefed the Ambassador about the art exhibition and said each and every art piece here is unique and special in its own way.
“Art may not be essential to our day-to-day survival but it’ll be in the long run to the survival of society and culture,” Masud Khan said, adding that the exhibition is part of the year-long programme to celebrate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud formally inaugurated the group art exhibition on December 15, 2020.
The exhibition will remain open till February 12, 2021 at Cosmos Centre and can only receive 20 visitors at any one time.Visitors have been advised to wear masks while visiting the exhibition.