Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during their video-conference meeting yesterday inaugurated, among other things, the Bangabandhu-Bapu digital exhibition.
The digital exhibition will be displayed in New Delhi, and subsequently in different locations in Bangladesh, the United Nations and finally culminate in Kolkata in early 2022, according to a report on Indian Express.
Although Mahatma Gandhi and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman lived in different times and faced different opponents, both leaders changed the destiny of their people for the better, officials have said.
Shah Ali Farhad, special assistant to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh and advocate at Supreme Court, tweeted about the exhibition, saying, "Bangabandhu-Bapu Digital Exhibition to highlight the extraordinary journeys of two remarkable leaders: Mohandas K Gandhi and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman - Founders of two countries: #India and #Bangladesh."
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami also retweeted Shah Ali's post.
The exhibition is curated with 21 walls of information including the introduction wall, highlighting the theme of the exhibition, a meeting wall, based on the day the two leaders met in August 1947, and Bangamata wall celebrating the two women who stood by them.
There are over 100 points of digital engagement such as a holographic time machine that layers historical photos, with a timeline to provide a unique interface to the users to reference the time and lives of these leaders.
The Jallianwala Bagh and Genocide tunnel portray the pain, suffering, and agony endured by the people during these violent events.
There are other notable features such as a 360-degree view of some historic locations and a robotic signature of Bangabandhu and Bapu.
Both sides are also producing a biopic on Bangabandhu. These apart, joint seminars and visits of cultural delegations will also be organised. A proposal is under active consideration to establish Bangabandhu Chair at Indian universities.
This project is commissioned by MEA India and will be done jointly by both Governments, said sources.