The 'Joy Bangla' concert at the Army Stadium was like no other with Bangabandhu’s historic March 7 speech recreated in holographic projection.
On Saturday (Mar 7), thousands flocked to the venue where 11 local bands performed commemorating the landmark speech of Bangabandhu, which was touted as indirect declaration of the country's independence in 1971.
The presentation started with a recitation of poet Nirmalendu Goon’s poem "Shadhinota, Ei Shobdoti Amader Kibhabe Holo". It was followed by the holographic representation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her sister Sheikh Rehana with Hasina reciting the last few lines of the poem.
Bangabandhu appeared in holographic form with the famous Mar 7 speech at Race Course.
At the end of the presentation, his two daughters, Hasina and Rehana surprised the audience by appearing on the stage in person.
Mustafiz Ahmed, an audience says that the projection, the first of its kind in Bangladesh, looked very real. Mohammad Saad echoed.
The National Development Engineers Limited prepared the holograph under the government’s Department of Information and Communication Technology Division.
The project’s Creative Director Hassan Abidur Reja Jewel, while the script was by lyricist Zulfiqer Russell , Music Iftekharul Anam , recitation by Mahidul Islam , Animation by Manik Das ,local technical consultant Tawfiq Rahman and event projection manager MN Islam Nayeem.
Abidur Reza Jewel said that the hologram will be screened once more on Mar 19 at the National Parliament premises and at the Information Technology International Congress next year.
The hologram will be placed at the Sheikh Lutfor Rahman and Sheikh Sayera Khatun gallery in Bangabandhu Memoral Museum in Dhanmondi 32.
Nearly 50,000 people attended the concert where 11 bands performed.