Shahid Minar, Dhaka City
Categories: Monuments, Educational Sites, Tourist Spots
Appreciate the importance of Shahid Minar, a monument where history, architecture, and art meet to honor the martyrs who fought for the recognition of their native language. In 1952, during the Bengali language movement demonstrations, the police force opened fire on protestors who were fighting for the official status of the Bengali language in Bangladesh. Existing monuments dedicated to the martyrs were demolished, with the monument you see today being rebuilt after the Bangladesh Liberation War. The monument, made of marble and colored in red and white, features Bengali poetry written in iron letters. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Shahid Minar by using our Dhaka City trip itinerary builder.
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A monument built to honor the lives of students martyred during the protests for usage of bangla as the principal language in Bangladesh (prior to independence from Pakistan) which ultimately culminat... read more »
A place which has an awesome character. It has a great history for the Bangladeshis as regards its nationhood & language. It is supposed to be a sublime place but it's so badly maintained that it's di... read more »
the structure reminds me of the greatest sacrifice that anyone has ever made for language. But due to poor maintenance the structure doesn't stay in a good condition for visiting throughout the year.
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