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Launching of 'BOATS - A Treasure of Bangladesh' & 'Barge for Bangladesh' today

By UNB, DHAKA
10th-Sep-2017       
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The launching ceremony of two books-'BOATS - A Treasure of Bangladesh' authored by Enayetullah Khan & Yves Marre and 'Barge for Bangladesh' by Yves Marre-will be held at the Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum at 4pm today.
Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor will be present at the programme as the chief guest while ambassador of France to Bangladesh Sophie Aubert will be present as the special guest.
Director General of the National Museum Faizul Latif Choudhury will preside over the book launching ceremony. In the book of 'Boats: A Treasure of Bangladesh', Khan and Marre have collaborated to present a wealth of information from exposing the history behind an entire repository of this region's culture to featuring outstanding photographs arid glorious scenes that were once ubiquitous but undeniably fading with passing time.
This book will take the reader through the technical mastery of our naval carpenters. This work includes interviews with marine experts as well as common villagers, nature enthusiast, and esteemed members of society whose passion is to preserve her precious history.
In the book of 'Barge for Bangladesh', the canal barge 'Fleche d Or' left the protection of the French waterways at the end of January 1994 and set out with just two men on board with the intention of delivering the vessel to Bangladesh for conversion into a floating hospital.

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