Today is the historic Mujibnagar Day. On this day in 1971, the first government of Bangladesh that led the war of liberation, sworn in at Baidyanathtala (later named Mujibnagar) in Meherpur.
The Mujibnagar Smriti Soudha, a memorial complex, has been built at the site of the oath taking ceremony in Mujibnagar. The memorial covers an area of 20.10 acres.
Statues show the provisional Mujibnagar government.
The historic Teliapara conference.
Retelling the history of the atrocities through statues.
Prensenting of guard of honour to the acting president Syed Nazrul Islam.
The signing of the instrument of surrender by General Niazi, the commander of Pakistan Eastern Command, in Dhaka on 16 December 1971, in the presence of India’s Lieutenant General Jagjit Singh Aurora.
The 23 pillars of Mujibnagar memorial symbolise 23 years of Pakistani rule over then East Pakistan. The red brick square marks the spot where the Mujibnagar government ministers took their oaths.
The genocide recreated.
The atrocities by Pakistani army could be felt at the memorial.
History whispers at Mujibnagar.
In fear of life, many people migrated to neighbouring countries.