Jatiyo Sriti Soudho
Type: Physical memorial
Alternative name: National Martyrs´ Memorial
Creator: Syed Mainul Hossain
Dedication year: 1982
Added: 9/9/2009 11:11:23 PM
Updated: 10/18/2010 10:46:06 PM
Jatiyo Sriti Soudho or National Martyrs´ Memorial is a monument in Bangladesh. It is the symbol of the valour and the sacrifice of those killed in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, which brought the independence of Bangladesh from Pakistani rule. The monument is located in Savar, about 35km north-west of the capital, Dhaka.
Plans for the monument were initiated right after the independence, in 1972. Following the site selection, road and land development, a nation-wide design competition was held in June, 1978. Following evaluation of the 57 submissions, Syed Mainul Hossain´s design was chosen. The main structure and the artificial lake and other facilities were completed in 1982.
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POSTED BY JON BRUNBERG ON 9/9/2009 11:11:23 PMblog comments powered by Disqus