Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina turned 72 yesterday. Keeping her birthday in mind, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) organised a special month-long exhibition, titled, Sheikh Hasina - Bangladesh er Shopnosharothi. The exhibition features photographs, paintings and instillations on the Prime Minister’s life. The display comprised of various photographs from Sheikh Hasina’s childhood up to current times, arranged under different categories. Amongst the many eye-catching installations was a photo gallery, made magnificently out of clocks with photos of the Prime Minister in them. Another attraction was a maze with doors that contained portraits of Sheikh Hasina.
The exhibition focuses on major turns in Sheikh Hasina’s life -- from the struggles and tragedies of her personal life, to her embracing politics, and fulfilling her father, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s dream. The exhibition has been arranged at the Jatiyo Chitroshala Bhaban’s gallery one and six, in BSA.
The month-long programme was inaugurated at Jatiyo Chitroshala Bhaban by the speaker of the Parliament, Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, yesterday. It will continue till October 27. State Minister for Cultural Affairs, K M Khalid and National Professor Anisuzzaman, were the chief guests. Liaquat Ali Lucky, the director of BSA, presided over the programme. Badrul Anam Bhuiyan, Secretary, was also present, among others.
The exhibition also displayed different phases of the Prime Minister’s life through a projector. Numerous books, written by various people, were also showcased. Paintings on August 21 were also on display. All the paintings were done in acrylic. Titash Chakma’s Shongrami Jibon, which portrays the Liberation War of 1971, and Shonali Shomoy by Shibli Hawlader (Sheikh Hasina with Indira Gandhi), were among the artworks that awed much of the audience.
The pictures from the exhibition will later be displayed at different district levels. Joyeeta publications assisted in the collection and compilation of the photographs.