As a part of the birth centenary celebration of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh Embassy handed over a commemorative artwork of Bangabandhu and the Filipino National Hero, Dr Jose Rizal as a permanent showpiece to the Jose Rizal Museum.
The woodcarving was done by Filipino artist Nicolas P Aca Jr who was highly inspired by these two great leaders, said a press release.
The work reflects engraved portraits of the two leaders with a red line flowing in the background symbolising the supreme sacrifices they made for their people.
Bangladesh Ambassador to Philipines Asad Alam Siam, in his speech in the unveiling ceremony, elaborated the life and philosophy of Bangabandhu.
He also said that two great leaders resonate the same chords of history, in two separate lands, in two separate times, by dreaming and leading their people's liberation from oppression.
With the handing-over ceremony, it begins a two-month-long exhibition in the museum which will display the artwork along with other exhibits on the life and work of Bangabandhu including his memoir, life sketch, historical photos, and books on him.
Thereafter, the work would go to the museum's permanent collection as a gift from this Embassy.
In the handing-over ceremony Curator and officials of the museum, Calamba Mayor's Office, Cultural Affairs Office, Tourism Office, Cultural Heritage & Historical Society, Philippine Information Agency and the Historic Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) were present, among others.