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Photographic exhibition launched in Dhaka


70 years of British Council activity in Bangladesh

British Council President Stevie Spring CBE, Minister of State for Cultural Affairs KM Khaled, actor and cultural activist Sara Zaker, the Liberation War Museum Board of Trustees and senior British Council officials visited the exhibit photos at the museum yesterday. Photo: Collected

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British Council President Stevie Spring CBE, Minister of State for Cultural Affairs KM Khaled, actor and cultural activist Sara Zaker, the Liberation War Museum Board of Trustees and senior British Council officials visited the exhibit photos at the museum yesterday. Photo: Collected

An exhibition of photographs with rare photos – “UK 1971: People’s Solidarity with Bangladesh’s Liberation” – was launched yesterday, marking 70 years of British Council operations in Bangladesh and the country’s golden jubilee of independence.

The exhibition at the Liberation War Museum in Dhaka features 40 photographs, highlighting the public movement in the UK for war. From Nottingham to Birmingham to London, this archival collection documents the Bengali diaspora as they raised their voices in

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solidarity for a Bangladesh liberated in 1971.

The British Council, in partnership with the Liberation War Museum, organized the exhibition opened by British Council World President Stevie Spring CBE and Minister of State for Cultural Affairs KM Khaled.

Speaking at a press conference on the occasion, Stevie Spring CBE said the exhibit is a reminder of the British public’s overwhelming support for the Bangladesh liberation movement.