Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy launched a yearlong thematic art camp on the life of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the National Art Gallery and Art Plaza on Friday (Oct 11).
The art camp is titled ‘Bangabandhu: Jeebon Theke Chitropotey’ (Bangabandhu: From reality to the canvases).
One hundred artists are participating with 100 of their artworks based on two autobiographical books by Bangabandhu – ‘Oshomapto Atmojiboni’ (Unfinished Memoirs) and ‘Karagarer Rojnamcha’ (Diary in Jail).
Prime Minister’s Political Affairs Adviser HT Imam inaugurated the camp as the chief guest where National Museum’s President Dr Shamsuzzaman Khan and Bangladesh National University’s Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Harun-or-Rashid spoke.
Presided over by Shilpakala Academy Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky, the event also saw the presence of participating artists including Mustafa Monwar, Biren Shome, Jamal Uddin Ahmed, and Sanjib Das Opu.
H T Imam said Bangladesh would not exist as a nation if it was not for Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
“Throughout his life, he served Bangladesh as a true patriot. The glimpses of both his journey as a warrior and a common man are presented in his two books,” he added.
Presenting the reviews of the two books, both Dr Harun-or-Rashid and Dr Shamsuzzaman Khan urged the artists to portray the imageries as real as possible according to the narrative of Bangabandhu.
The art camp is part of Shilpakala Academy’s yearlong plans to celebrate the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 2020, local media reported.