Bangladesh and Uzbekistan sign pact to promote emperor Babur’s philosophy

NEW DELHI, June 13 (Bernama) — Bangladesh and Uzbekistan have signed an agreement to promote the philosophy of the renowned Mughal Emperor Babur.

Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and Uzbekistan’s International Babur Public Foundation chairman Zokirjan Mashrarabov agreed on Wednesday to open a branch of the foundation in Dhaka.

The institution will conduct “research and study on the contributions of the Great Emperor Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur” and propagate his philosophy, according to a statement from the Bangladesh Foreign Ministry.

“Both sides have agreed to work on the protocols soon for starting activities of the foundation in Bangladesh,” it said.

A memorandum of understanding was signed in Andijan, Uzbekistan.

Babur, born in 1483 in a region in present-day Uzbekistan, was the founder of South Asia’s mighty Muslim empire whose civilisational impact extends beyond the subcontinent.

He was a prince, statesman, scholar, nature lover, adventurer, and military genius.

The dynasty’s architectural wonders include the Taj Mahal in Agra, Delhi’s Red Fort, and Lahore’s Badshahi Mosque.

World scholars continue to be fascinated by his memoirs Baburnama, originally written in the Chagatai Turkic language.