The Cosmos Foundation, the non -profit philanthropic and cultural arm of the Cosmos Group and the Liberation War Museum have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Wednesday with the aim of boosting their cooperation and collaboration.
Under it the Cosmos Foundation will offer their services to the Museum based on their expertise in relevant fields, as also financial support as when necessary on mutually agreed terms.
Mr. Enayetullah Khan, Chairman of the Cosmos Foundation expressed his deep satisfaction with regard to the MoU. He said: “We are delighted to take the ties between the two organizations to newer heights with the signing. The Foundation has high-tech capability of digital recording, editing and presentation of digital content”. Pledging the Foundations full support to the Museum, he added: “We are willing to open our technical resources for the Museum’s use and benefit”.
The MoU has identified several key areas of cooperation. These are ; first, financial and technical support to be extended by the Foundation to the Museum’s annual Liberation Docfest and Filmfest events; second, support by the Foundation , having 360 digital cameras and necessary expertise, to conduct of virtual tours of the museum on pro bono basis; third , offer of assistance by the Foundation to the museum for the holding of various artistic and cultural events; and fourth , commitment by both sides to identify newer areas of cooperation from time to time.
The Liberation War museum was established in 1996 by the Muktijuddha Smriti Trust. It has since earned overwhelming recognition at home and abroad, as an organization of national importance in collecting preserving and presenting the glorious history of the Bangladesh Liberation War.
The Cosmos Foundation, which commenced its journey as a philanthropic organization in 2015, devoted to the promotion of art and culture, has now emerged as a renowned think-tank hosting seminars and discussions on issues of global and regional significance with well-known international scholars and thought leaders as speakers.
Members of its Advisory Body are Dr Danilo Turk, former President of Slovenia, Ambassador George Moose Vice Chairman of the United States Institute for Peace; Former Foreign secretary Krishnan Srinivasan of India and Professor Haider Khan of the Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver.
Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, Principal Research Fellow of the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore and Former Foreign Affairs Advisor, Government of Bangladesh, is the President of the Cosmos Foundation.