Photography exhibition launched in Dhaka
A photography exhibition with rare photos -- "UK 1971: People's Solidarity with Bangladesh's Liberation" -- was launched yesterday, marking the 70 years of British Council's operations in Bangladesh and the country's golden jubilee of independence.
The exhibition at the Liberation War Museum in Dhaka displays 40 photographs, highlighting the public movement in the UK, in support of the war. From Nottingham to Birmingham to London, this archival collection documents Bengali diaspora as they raised their voices in
solidarity for a liberated Bangladesh in 1971.
The British Council in partnership with the Liberation War Museum organised the exhibition inaugurated by the British Council global Chairman Stevie Spring CBE and State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khaled.
At a press conference on the occasion, Stevie Spring CBE said the exhibition is a reminder of the massive outpouring of support from the British public for Bangladesh's liberation movement.