Govt takes project to record testimonies of living freedom fighters: Kamal

Published : 01 Jun 2023 10:35 PM

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday said the government has launched a project to record the testimonies of all living freedom fighters.

“….we have launched the ‘Gathering the Voice of the Heroes’ project, which aims to record the testimonies of all living freedom fighters,” he said while placing the budget for fiscal 2022-23 in the parliament.

In his budget speech, Kamal said the government is constructing 30,000 homes for distribution among the freedom fighters free of cost, with 5,000 homes already allocated. 

“Additionally, we are working on creating uniform designs for burial sites/mausoleums after the passing away of each freedom fighter,” he said.

Under the Memorials and Liberation War Museum Construction Project, the finance minister said, the government is building memorials/museums in 360 locations across 293 upazilas in 64 districts to preserve the historical sites associated with the Liberation War. 

The construction of memorials has already been completed in 271 historical sites, he added. 

“To honour the memory of the 1,661 valiant members of the Indian Muktibahini, who played a pivotal role in the great Liberation War, we have initiated the project ‘Construction of Memorials in Remembrance of Muktibahini Martyrs during the Liberation War’,” Kamal said.