The country’s highest sculpture ‘Muktir Dak’ reads ‘Call for Redemption’, featuring the historic Seventh March Speech of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is going to be inaugurated soon at the entrance of Narsingdi town on Dhaka-Sylhet highway.
The sculpture ‘Muktir Dak’ is one of the prominent three global finger sculptures from the perspective of its height and this one is the largest one featuring only a finger ‘Tarjani’ or index finger, claimed Auli Mahmud, the sculptor.
Auli Mahmud, the creator of the sculpture, said he started working in making the sculpture 13 months earlier from now and it is very near to completion in the year of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary.
The sculpture has already been attracting the people passing by and recalling the historic speech of the Father of the Nation.
“I hope my sculpture will reflect the glorious war of liberation of Bangladesh in 1971 and it will stun the pedestrians for the moment to recall the Seventh March’s historic speech,” said the sculptor Auli Mahmud.
The ‘Muktir Dak’ represents the pride of Bengali nation and moreover, it’s the symbol of the movement against injustice, a fight and the freedom of the nation, he said adding that the finger of Bangabandhu energizes all the Bengalis.
Auli Mahmud has depicted the whole sculpture through terracotta featuring the language movement, movement of 1969, the six-point demand, and the glorious war for freedom against injustice.
He has used modern optical fiber, white cement, stones in building the sculpture at the Saheprotap intersection of the town.
Water font has been set up around the sculpture as well while the work of constructing landscape is going on in full swing.
The main entrepreneur of the sculpture, Narsingndi Municipality Mayor and town Awami League President Kamruzzaman Kamrul, said “Bangabandhu has brought us the freedom by a single call through his ‘Tarjani’ and Bengali people love him more than anything.”
The ‘Muktir Dak’ of Bangabandhu represents the pride of the Bengali nation. Still today, the index finger of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman provides energy to the new generation, he added.
A son of a Freedom Fighter also the sculptor of Tarjani, said “Bangabandhu means power and inspiration. Bangabandhu will live through his great eloquence, humanity and deep compassion towards people.”
Prior to creating ‘Muktir Dak’, Auli Mahmud created so many significant sculptures— Master Da Surjo Sen’s sculpture in Chattogram University, the mural of Bir Shrestha Matiur Rahman Bengal’s Eagle, Seba Brato on Narsingdi Deputy Commissioner’s office premise, Jagrata Jatisawtta, Himalay in front of Lauhjang Upazila office, Mohanayak at Raypura College among others.
The total cost of making the sculpture was fixed Tk 42 lakh.
The sculpture ‘Muktir Dak’ is one of the main three global finger sculptures of the earth from the perspective of its height and this one is the largest one featuring Tarjani or index finger, claimed Auli Mahmud.