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Rahul, Priyanka inaugurate photo show on Bangladesh’s liberation war

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  • 14 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Rahul, Priyanka inaugurate photo show on Bangladesh’s liberation war
Former President of Indian National Congress Rahul Gandhi accompanied by his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, also general secretary of the party, inaugurates a photo exhibition on Bangladesh’s Liberation War at party’s Delhi headquarters on Wednesday, marking 50 years of Bangladesh’s independence. — sun photo

New Delhi: A photo exhibition on ‘Bangladesh’s War of Liberation’ organised by Indian National Congress began at the party headquarters on Akbar Road in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi inaugurated the photo show arranged to mark the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence. Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi also attended the programme.

Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, former defence minister AK Antony, senior party leader Gulam Nobi Azad, organising secretary KC Venugopal and treasurer Pawan Kumar Bansal were present.

Exhibition in charge Captain Praveen Davar said Congress has a plan to organise a month-long programme in all the state capitals of India from November to commemorate Bangladesh’s historic liberation struggle which will culminate in a national programme in New Delhi on December 16, (Victory Day of Bangladesh).

“We will invite representatives from the Bangladesh government to attend the programme on the day,” he added. 

A photograph of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and India’s former prime minister Indira Gandhi and General Moneck Shaw, who was the Indian army chief during Bangladesh’s liberation war, are being showcased at the exhibition.  Besides, many photos depicting the valour of the Indian army and freedom fighters (Muktijodhha) of Bangladesh have been put on display at the photo show.

The Congress have chalked out several other programmes to mark the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence. A 10-member committee headed by former defence minister AK Antony has been formed in this regard.