Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday (Jan 6) inaugurated an international standard architectural feat Bangabandhu Military Museum to collect, preserve and exhibit the real history of the Liberation War and Bangladesh military's contribution to achieving the independence of the country. The premier virtually opened the museum from her official Ganabhaban residence through a programme. Chief of Army Staff General S M Shafiuddin Ahmed, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan, and Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal spoke on the occasion from the museum site at Bijoy Sarani (Road) in Dhaka. Cabinet members, lawmakers, high civil and military officials were present at the museum end, local media reported.
The Bangabandhu Military Museum is built on 10 acres of land on the west side of the Bangabandhu Novo Theater where equipment of the military, before and after the independence, would be presented.
The museum has six separate parts including designated galleries for Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Air Force.
To educate people about the glorious history of the Bangladesh military forces, Bangladesh Military Museum was established in 1987 in Mirpur Cantonment which was later shifted in 1992 to the present location on the west side of Bangabandhu Planetarium along Bijoy Sarani in Dhaka.
The military museum is upgraded under a grand initiative to modernize it which has led to the development of a state of the art establishment that will be known as 'Bangabandhu Military Museum'.
The museum promises to provide authentic information to the country's people, specifically the new generation, about the glorious past, challenges, achievements, and key developments of the Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force. The information displayed can also be used for research purposes.