Center for Research and Information (CRI) hosted the second edition of its public art exhibition 'The Fearless Call' at Russell Square of Dhanmondi 32 to celebrate 103rd the birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Friday. CRI also organized art festival for the school going children and distributed graphic novel Mujib series among the children.
A raven perched on the corpse of a lady painted delicately calls up the hell that women went through during the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh at the hands of Pakistani army and their local collaborators, mostly from Jamaat-e-Islami, UNB reports.
The artwork, exhibited among others in front of the historic Dhanmondi-32 residence of father of the nation Bangabandhu, pays him a tribute through colors on his birth anniversary. Much of the display dominates the theme of the sacrifice made by the wartime women, reminding of the noble gesture of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who said after the Liberation War, "When it comes to the names of fathers of violated women, write my name instead."
A larger than life picture of Bangabandhu raising his signature index figure on the other side that evoked fear in the eyes of Pakistani rulers did justice to the display's title 'The Fearless Call'.
Inaugurated on Saturday, these set of artwork will remain in display till March 31, open for all for free, thanks to CRI in observance of the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Titled as "The fearless call part-2", this exhibition contains artwork from a group of rising artists, while the launching witnessed a stream of children who also indulged in an artwork at the venue. Parents of these students also hailed the move.
"It is good to see such an interactive initiative has been taken to offer a glimpse into the country's history, the tale of courage and bravery of the leader behind our independence should be presented to our children", added a mother at the event.
Our goal is to bring the life and ideals of Mujib alive before our future generation in an interactive way-through the form of art, music among others, said Nasrul Hamid, a trustee of CRI. "It is our tribute to the birth anniversary of our leader", added Nasrul who is also a state minister for power energy and mineral resources.