শহীদ মিনার,Central Shahid Minar -(বাংলাদেশ)

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The Shaheed Minar (Bengali: শহীদ মিনার Shohid Minar lit. "Martyr Monument") is a national monument in Dhaka, Bangladesh, established to commemorate those killed during the Bengali Language Movement demonstrations of 1952.

On February 21, 1952, dozens of students and political activists were killed when the Pakistani police force opened fire on Bengali protesters who were demanding equal status for their native tongue, Bengali. The massacre occurred near Dhaka Medical College and Ramna Park in Dhaka. A makeshift monument was erected on February 23[1] by students of University of Dhaka and other educational institutions, but soon demolished on February 26[2] by the Pakistani police force.

The Language Movement gained momentum, and after a long struggle, Bengali was given equal status with Urdu. To commemorate the dead, the Shaheed Minar was designed and built by Hamidur Rahman, a Bangladeshi sculptor. The monument stood until the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, when it was demolished completely during Operation Searchlight. After Bangladesh gained independence, it was rebuilt.

At present, all national, mourning, cultural and other activities held each year, regarding 21 February, have been centered around the Shaheed Minar.

Significance

The Language Movement was one of the formidable movements which has come up in the country of Bangladesh, thus the Central Shaheed Minar epitomizes efforts to represent the spirit of Bangladeshi nationalism and also highlight the importance of the Bengali language in the social and cultural progress of the country. As a result, the Shaheed Minar has a very significant place in the social and cultural mechanism of Bangladesh.

At present, all national, mourning, cultural and other activities held each year, regarding 21 February, have been centered around the Shaheed Minar.

Location

The Shaheed Minar is situated near Dhaka Medical College Hospital and in the Dhaka University area. It is adjacent to the Mathematics Department of Dhaka University.

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Comments (60)

Bassam Jayousi on October 18, 2012

Beautiful place, great composition! Like

Best wishes, Bassam


RedsN on October 18, 2012

Interessante e moderna....

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Ciao, Reds

Garzer on October 18, 2012

Nice composition!Like! Greetings, Klaus

Erol Barutçugil on November 3, 2012

Interesting monument,striking composition. Like. Greetings.Erol

Ghiocela on November 7, 2012

Lovely scenery..! I like very much! Best wishes, Simona

Adem Dogan on November 7, 2012

Super Fantastisches Bild! Klasse Aufnahme! LIKE 46 + F 18

Viele Grüße. Adem Dogan

H.İbrahim Üzmezoğlu on December 27, 2012

Harika çekim,güzel görüntü.LIKE.Selamlar

2013 Yeni yılınız kutlu olsun.

BOGDAN de Varsovie on December 30, 2012

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Happy New Year 2013 !!!

Bogdan

Alfre MM on February 12, 2013

Beautiful symmetry. I like. Best regards, Alfredo.

Faysal Bin Darul on August 16, 2013

Perfectly taken snap...LIKE

Many many greetings from Bangladesh

Have fun in photography

Nada Urosevic (Beba) on November 27, 2013

Interesting...

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Greetings

Prasenjit Nag on January 22, 2014

Beautiful Memorial!!!

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Friendly Greetings
Prasenjit

Gori Bau on February 10, 2014

nice and interesting memorial => LIKE => greetings from Italy, Fabrizio

gregor.h on April 5, 2014

Beautiful and interesting shot-L + F greeting gregor.h

Biplab Kumar Pal on April 12, 2014

অপূর্ব । দারুণ শট রয় (L + F)। আমার আন্তরিক প্রীতি ও শুভেচ্ছা জানাই । বিপ্লবদা ।

Fred Quader on April 21, 2014

L 58,F 21, very well displayed.

Jörg R. on April 27, 2014

You present a very nice sculpture my friend !

YSL

Best wishes

蒂芙尼林 on May 3, 2014

hello. roymonotosh

stunning capture

YS:23 + LIKE:60

greeting and have a nice day for you

Thank's so much for your visit to my gallery and your nice comment

regards from Tiffany Liem

Swarup Kr. Das on October 10, 2014

amazing shot bro.... Indeed spectacular

rotnogorva rajbari on November 11

Bangla khele kolje jolejay !

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  • Uploaded on October 1, 2012
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    • Camera: DSC-W110
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