DHAKA, March 17, 2018 (BSS) – Bangabandhu’s grandson Radwan Mujib Siddiq today said the architect of independent Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, lies deep in the heart of children as he attended a children’s drawing competition coinciding with Bangabandhu’s birthday and National Children’s Day.
“We had a hope that Bangabandhu lying in the heart of children would come alive before our eyes through the paintings. The sight of children’s painting portrayed their imagination on Bangabandhu and testified their deepest love for him,” Siddiq told the children’s event while handing over awards among the toppers of the contest in the Dhanmondi’s Bangabandhu Museum here.
The grand appearance of Bangabandhu’s grandson and nephew of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina added a new dimension in the event organized by ruling Awami League’s research wing Centre for Research and Information (CRI). Siddiq, also a CRI trustee, hoped for more such events to feature in the days to come so that youths can concretize their abstract ideas on Bangabandhu.
A total of 30 kids from different schools of the capital took part at the ‘comic contest’ in from 10 am to 1pm. A quiz contest was also held on life and work of Bangabandhu.
Later, the top six participants of drawing competition and top three winners of quiz contest received crests and awards from Siddiq.
A daylong screening of documentaries showcasing the struggle of the architect of our independence was also arranged for the visitors of the museum.
CRI also has been working on an initiative since 2014 to bring a graphic novel series based on the unfinished memoirs of Bangabandhu.
Under the supervision of CRI, the first part of the graphic novel series in Bangla was launched on the 96th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation and the National Children’s Day on Mar 17, 2015. Later the 2nd, 3rd and 4th parts were also published.
The entire ‘The Unfinished Memoirs’ by Bangabandhu would be presented in 12 parts of the graphic novel series.