Country’s first genocide corner opens at Sugandha | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 24, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:25 AM, April 24, 2019

Country’s first genocide corner opens at Sugandha

The government has set up country’s first ever Genocide Corner at the historic building Sugandha, now the Foreign Service Academy in Dhaka, in remembrance of the three million victims of 1971 Liberation War.

The government formally opened the corner on April 18, said a press release.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will make arrangements so that heads of state and government, ministers, politicians and diplomats can visit the Genocide Corner.

Students from all educational institutions across the country will be able to visit the Genocide Corner with permission from the foreign ministry, the release added.

Visitors from home and abroad will also be able to write on its visitor’s book.

The building was built during the British Raj. Queen Elizabeth II stayed in Sugandha in the 1960s. Later, it was used as the President’s House.

After independence it became Gonobhaban - the Prime Minister’s Office and was renamed Sughandha, which was later converted to Service Academy in 1996.

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