The Bangabandhu-Bapu Digital Exhibition was opened for public viewing at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday.
Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni, State Minister for Cultural Affairs K.M Khalid, Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami jointly inaugurated the exhibition.
The exhibition will remain open in Dhaka from September 26 to October 11. High Commission of India in association with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Bangladesh and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy have jointly organised the exhibiton.
The Bangabandhu-Bapu Digital Exhibition celebrates in a uniquely thematic way, the life and legacy of the Fathers of each of the two Nations, Mahatma Gandhi and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The exhibition was specially curated by the two Governments to commemorate Mujib Borsho and to mark 150 years of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, as well as the golden jubilee of India-Bangladesh bilateral relations.
The exhibition was virtually inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 16 in 2020 during the India-Bangladesh Virtual Summit. During the visit of Narendra Modi to Bangladesh in March 2021, the two leaders visited and appreciated the digital exhibition at a special display arranged at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, Dhaka. This unique digital exhibition, specially curated by Birad Yagnik, Curator of Mahatma Gandhi Digital Museums was also displayed at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi from December 16 in 2020 to January 31, 2021 where it was well-received.
After October 11, 2021, the Bangabandhu-Bapu Digital Exhibition will also be displayed at Chattogram, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Khulna and Kolkata.
High Commission of India in association with Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Bangladesh and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy cordially invite one and all to view this interactive exhibition, which includes unique and customized technological features to make the experience more immersive.