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Sheikh Arif Bulbon :
On the occasion of celebrating the 73rd birth day of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, a month-long exhibition titled Sheikh Hasina Bangladesh-er Swapno Sarothi, organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), is going on at the National Art Gallery of BSA in the capital’s Segun Bagicha area.
The month long exhibition is featuring photographs, paintings and instillations on the Prime Minister’s life, development works for the country, her artistic life, life as warrior through various photographs and art works.
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 Speaker of the National Parliament Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury inaugurated exhibition on birthday of Sheikh Hasina as the chief guest the National Art Plaza of BSA, while State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid and National Professor Anisuzzaman were also present as special guests on the occasion. Presided over by BSA Director Liaquat Ali Lucky, BSA Secretary Badrul Alam Bhuiyan also delivered the welcome speech.  
A total of 231 photographs are put on display at Gallery No 1, while 133 artworks and 4 installation works are also put on at the Gallery No 6. Besides, five video installations and books on the Prime Minister are on display at the exhibition.  On the other hand, a large portrait of Sheikh Hasina was also drawn on 21feet/43feet canvas on the premises of the National Art Plaza of BSA.
The exhibition is 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 Songrami Jibon, which portrays the Liberation War of 1971 and Sonali Somoy 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.
While talking about the exhibition BSA Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky said, “The Prime Minister became a world leader from the people’s leader. I wish him a hundred years of life like Lalon Saiji. I am expecting the cooperation of all the media to make this event successful.”
The exhibition will remain open to all from 11:00am to 8:00pm on weekdays and 3:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday. n

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