Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) today launched a month long newspaper and photography exhibition portraying Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s role in creation of Bangladesh.
Information and broadcasting secretary Mokbul Hossain opened the display at the BSS office at Purana Paltan at a ceremony chaired by the managing director and chief editor of the state-owned national news agency Abul Kalam Azad.
Thirty six national and international newspapers and weeklies of the pre, post independence and Liberation War periods alongside over 200 rare photographs of Bangladesh’s founder are on the display titled “Bangabandhu in Newspapers and Photographs”.
The publications include widely circulated Time magazine, News Week, the Guardian and Telegraph of the UK, several leading newspapers, Indian newspapers the Amrita Bazar, Ananda Bazar and the Jugantor alongside the then Dainik Azad, Dainik Pakistan, Dainik Ittefaq, Dainik Purbodesh and the Pakistan Observer and the Bangladesh Times.
BSS has arranged the exhibition coinciding with Bangabandhu’s 46th martyrdom anniversary and the National Mourning Day-2021 when several of the rare photographs were gathered from international sources.
Hossain later exchanged views with senior BSS journalists.
BSS managing editor Anisur Rahman moderated the function while chief news editor (CNE) Samir Kanti Barua, chief news editor (Bangla) Ruhul Ghani Jyoti, city editor Madhusudan Mandal, former CNE Sajjad Hossain Sabuj and chief reporter Tareq Al Naser ,among others, attended the programme.