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Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb announced to set up Bangabandhu museum, dedicated to founding leader of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rehman, in the ground floor of the upcoming IT park in the old jail complex in Agartala.

The museum will display the history of 1971 liberation war of Bangladesh and Sheik Mujibur Rahaman besides, century old relationship of the people.

Addressing media on the 73rd Independence Day at Agartala Press Club, Deb said previous government had planned to build English medium college in the jail complex but opposition political parties and civil society bodies objected to it. But the left front government was desperate about its plan and had spent about Rs 20 crore for its foundation.

“My government felt the objection is justified, as there are so many places in the outskirts to build a college. The jail complex is historically important because father of the nation of Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheik Mujibur Rahaman and many more political legends were captive in the same jail. So, we have accepted the proposal to make Bangabandhu museum in the ground floor of IT tower,” Deb stated.

He mentioned that India, especially the people of Tripura, played a vital role against Pakistani army during 1971 liberation war of Bangladesh and thereafter friendship between Tripura and Bangladesh has strengthened and added, “We have a strong feelings about the fellow citizens of that country as we share the same food, culture, language and traditions”.

The chief minister further announced super specialty hospitals, one each exclusively for paediatrics and ophthalmology, in the old jail complex.

Tripura doesn’t have exclusive super specialty hospitals and the two new hospitals would be a boon for the people of the state. People are hopeful of any more health facilities in the near future.

On the Independence Day, the CM also announced a scheme called ‘Drishti’ under which free spectacles will be given to each and every patient free of cost, if prescribed by the doctors after examination.

He also announced merit scholarships for the children of police havildars, head constables and riflemen.

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