Akku Chowdhury heads the board of trustees consisting of eight great
people and is the director the Muktijuddo (Liberation War) Museum. Akku Chowdhury alone had
convinced many intellectuals to form a Museum to commemorate and honor the Bangladeshi Liberation War. For 21 months, Mr. Chowdhury relentlessly pursued his goal and the Museum finally opened its doors on March 22, 1996.
Despite opening during a time of political uncertainty with the non-cooperation
movement at its height and even seasonal afternoon storm, an overwhelming
number of people (over 1500) were present at the opening ceremony.
In this exclusive interview with VOA Bangla Service, Akku Chowdhury explains why it has been necessary to establish a special museum on Bangladesh's Liberation
War when a National Museum already exists in the country. He
also describes the way the display items are collected and adds that a
Committee of Experts looks into the historical credibility of each collection in the Museum.