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12:00 AM, February 05, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 05, 2019

1947 to 1971 through photographs

A day long photo exhibition was held at the campus of Govt Azizul Haque College in Bogura recently. Surrounding the spirit of the International Mother Language Day, the exhibition focused on the period from 1947 to 1971.

Professor Md Shahjan Ali, Principal of the college, inaugurated the event which was jointly organised by the District Chhatra Union. The photographs mainly highlighted the role of bravery portrayed by the women and students during the time frame. The principal mentioned, “These photos stand as a testament to the horrendous genocide that we faced. It will help the younger generation to learn about the sufferings and in turn, spark the essence of patriotism.”

Nadim Mahmud, president of the Chatra Union of Bogura district unit said, “We have arranged a total of 100 rare photographs, related to the partition of India and Pakistan, the Language Movement, forming of Jukta Front, education movement of 62, the six point movement, history of mass upsurge in 69, and the Liberation War of 1971.”

Aimed at the youth, it provided a perceptive about our history of oppression as a people, and how we fought and emerged as a victorious nation. It caught the attention of a wave of students as they observed the photographs on display with much enthusiasm.

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