From Mujibnagar memorial

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

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.

Photo: CollectedStatues show the provisional Mujibnagar government.

Photo: CollectedThe historic Teliapara conference.

Photo: CollectedRetelling the history of the atrocities through statues.

Photo: CollectedPrensenting of guard of honour to the acting president Syed Nazrul Islam.

Photo: CollectedThe 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.

Photo: CollectedThe 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.

Photo: CollectedThe genocide recreated.

Photo: CollectedThe atrocities by Pakistani army could be felt at the memorial.

Photo: CollectedHistory whispers at Mujibnagar.

Photo: CollectedIn fear of life, many people migrated to neighbouring countries.

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