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Minister Mozammel: MV Ikram will be converted into Liberation War museum

  • Published at 03:37 pm August 5th, 2021
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque
File photo of Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque Dhaka Tribune

The minister says a film will also be made about ‘Operation Jackpot’

A testimony to the heroism of those who fought in the naval theatre during the 1971 Liberation War, the MV Ikram freedom fighters, the MV Ikram ship will be transformed into an international standard war museum, AKM Mozammel Haque has said.

The liberation war affairs minister made the remarks while visiting the possible site of MV Ikram ship preservation and museum in Narayanganj on Wednesday.

He said that the government has taken initiative to preserve every memorial of the Liberation War. MV Ikram bears the history of the freedom fighters during the war.

“This ship of the Pakistani army was destroyed by the naval-commando freedom fighters. This ship has a lot of historical significance.”

He further said that a film will be made about “Operation Jackpot” which was carried out by the naval commando freedom fighters.

The film will memorialise the supreme history of the Liberation War naval heroes from generation to generation.

Shahjahan Khan, chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee for the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs; State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury; Liberation War Affairs Secretary Khwaja Mia; Commodore Golam Sadek, chairman of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority, and other senior officials of the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs and Ministry of Shipping were present during the visit.

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