Friday, 29 September, 2023

Bangladesh Liberation War Gallery opens at Indian Cultural Centre

Bangladesh Liberation War Gallery opens at Indian Cultural Centre
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pranay Verma pose for a photograph at the inauguration of Bangladesh Liberation War Gallery at Indian Cultural Centre in the capital on Tuesday. —SUN PHOTO

A special gallery on Bangladesh Liberation War has been launched at Indian Cultural Centre in the capital to provide a glimpse of sacrifices in shared history of two neighbouring countries.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan inaugurated the Bangladesh Liberation War Gallery in a programme on Tuesday as the chief guest while Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pranay Verma was present on the occasion as the guest of honour.

The gallery will be a testament to the enduring bonds of friendship between India and Bangladesh, showcasing the heroic stories, photographs and documents from the 1971 War of Liberation of Bangladesh.

It will offer visitors an inspiring journey through the history of the two countries and serve as a symbol of valour, resilience, and the indomitable spirit of the people of Bangladesh.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan hoped that the new gallery at Indian Cultural Centre will connect the new generations to glorious history of shared sacrificed of two neigbouring countries.

“A friend in need is a friend indeed. Over 3,500 Indians sacrificed their lives for liberation of Bangladesh while we knew about supreme sacrifices of 3 million Bangladeshis. We have shared sacrifices behind the shared history,” he said.

In his remarks, High Commissioner Pranay Verma emphasised the historical significance of the 1971 liberation war for both Bangladesh and India and underlined the unwavering spirit of friendship and solidarity that guided India’s support to the cause of Bangladesh’s freedom.

The gallery will highlight the shared commitment of India and Bangladesh to preserve and celebrate the spirit of 1971 that continues to guide our relations, he said.

Verma expressed his hope that the gallery will serve as a monument of India-Bangladesh friendship that our future generations will continue to visit and seek inspiration from.

The gallery’s large number of meticulously curated exhibits captures the bravery, determination, and sacrifices of those who fought for Bangladesh’s independence. It pays tribute to the valiant freedom fighters who fought against oppression and tyranny and honours the memory of the unnamed millions who laid down their lives.

The event witnessed the presence of distinguished guests, including a number of Freedom Fighters, historians, and representatives from cultural and academic spheres of Bangladesh.