Liberation war museum, Batali Hill, Chittagong
AuthorYusuff, Rayeed Mohammad
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The year of 1971 is the most significant year in the lives of the Bangladeshis. Our liberation war of 1971 is an event which marks the existence of Bangladesh. It was a war fought by the people and these valiant men and women helped us gain this country. However, in the process of gaining independence, several lives were lost, many girls and women raped and numerous people had to be displaced. The heinous Pakistanis did not hesitate once to kill the innocent people of Bangladesh. It has been almost 44 years since this war was fought and unfortunately, many people are slowly forgetting the importance of this war and the real story behind it. I believe that the people who had been present during the war and have actively participated in it are the ones who can give us the most accurate information about our Liberation War. During this long span of time, we are slowly losing most of them and we urgently need to preserve their experiences and information for the future generation. Chittagong, being a historic site during the Liberation War of 1971, does not have a Liberation War Museum of a large magnitude compared to Dhaka. Chittagong not only contributed during the Liberation War but also played a major role before it. Hence, an attempt was made to design a Liberation War Museum in Batali Hill, Chittagong. The idea was not only to disseminate information to the mass people but also to make them understand the contributions and sacrifices that the people made during the war. We are currently living in this independent country because of the sacrifices of the millions of Bengalis. It would be a sin if we do not remember them and pay our respects for their contributions.