Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her younger sister Sheikh Rehana visited a photo and painting exhibition on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangladesh Shilpokala Academy in Segunbagicha in Dhaka last night.
After inaugurating the four-day programme at International Mother Language Institute (IMLI), the PM along with her sister visited the exhibition titled “Lightning the Fire of Freedom Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman”.
PM’s daughter and Chairperson of Bangladesh National Advisory Committee for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Saima Wazed Hossain was also present on the occasion, local media reported.
While visiting the exhibition at the National Art Gallery of the academy, the prime minister spoke about the photos and paintings of the exhibition.
She reminisced her participation in the movement against the then Pakistani rulers for banning Rabindra Sangeet when she saw a newspaper report on the movement displayed in the exhibition.
Sheikh Hasina said her mother Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib did not allow her to go out of their house for some days when photos regarding her participation in the movement published in the newspapers.
The two daughters of Bangabandhu became very emotional and embraced each other after listening to the historic March 7 speech which was displayed in the exhibition.
Later, Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana visited other art works arranged by Shilpakala Academy and also took a selfie in front of a portrait of Bangabandhu.
The Dhaka Art Summit was held at the Shilpokala Academy from Feb 7-15, and the special exhibition on Bangabandhu has been organised in the summit as part of the Mujib Barsho. Though the summit ended, the exhibition will remain open to all till Mar 31, organisers said, adding the Centre for Research and Information (CRI) is extending support to the exhibition by providing information.