The government, for the first time, is going to build a monument at Ashuganj of Brahmanbaria district, in memory of the foreign friends, who were killed in the Liberation War of 1971.
“We are going to construct a monument at Ashuganj in Brahmanbaria in respect to the Indian nationals who were killed in the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971,” Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque told BSS today.
“It may not be possible to confer honour to many of our foreign friends who had sacrificed a lot for the independence of Bangladesh. But, the move is one of the initiatives to honour their invaluable roles in achieving the Independence of Bangladesh,” he said.
“Over 2800 Indians and four Russians were killed during the War of Liberation in 1971,” he added.
Assistant Chief Md. Mominur Rahman of Ministry of Liberation War Affairs told BSS that the government has already taken a project involving Taka 16.30 crore to this end.
The government has already given approval to the project which is likely to be completed by June 2019.
Names of the Indian nationals who have sacrificed their lives during the War of Liberation will be inscribed on the monuments, he said, adding that some 60 to 70 Indian nationals of the allied force were killed at Ashuganj of Brahmanbaria.
A little park will also be built for the children in the monument area with installing different sculptures to let them know the history of the Liberation War.