Agartala pays tribute to Bangladesh founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 10:00 hrs

To mark the 93rd birth anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founder of Bangladesh, a 10-day-long photo exhibition titled 'Itihas Katha Koy', was recently held in Agartala.

Held under the aegis of the Bangladesh Visa office, the exhibition at the Nazrul Kalashetra was inaugurated by Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.

Other dignitaries from India and Bangladesh were present on the occasion.

The exhibition called 'Itihas Katha Koy', which means 'History Speaks', consisted of more than 450 rare exhibits collected by Shabuddin Majumdar of Bangladesh.

"I felt that the history of Bangladesh was being tarnished and after that I started collecting the photos. I have collected photos right from 1757 to 1975 and have exhibited them here at Agartala. I believe that this photo exhibition will help the new generation to know more about the history," said Majumdar.

The photos consisted of the struggle of the people during the Bangladesh Liberation War and the role of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and India in formation of Bangladesh, which was earlier known as East Pakistan.

It not only helps make people aware about the real history of the Bangladesh Liberation War, but also helps in improving relations between two countries.

"We know that Tripura has a long relation with the Bangladesh Liberation War and Banghabandhu, and during the Liberation War of Bangladesh, more than 16 lakh people took refuge in this state," said Akbar Ahamed, a visitor.

Tripura has a soft corner for the people of Bangladesh. We accept this photo exhibition with full heart.

India played a very important role in the freedom struggle of Bangladesh against Pakistan. (ANI)

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