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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Chinky eyed boy on October 1, 2012

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longdistancer on October 1, 2012

Very interesting. L#2

eric-bretagne-29 on October 1, 2012

fantastic monument and very attractive informations about it, very well done dear Roy
L+F
best wishes from France
eric

Boris Boris on October 1, 2012

Hymn of the rising sun! L+F.

With best wishes from Latvia,

  • Boris. *
Dezso Biczo © on October 1, 2012

Very impressive!

YSL.5.<>3.

My friendly greeting, Dezső

Pan Kartsonakis on October 1, 2012

A wonderful PHOTO! Well done Congratulations!!!!......…. ...... ..…I LIKE ..6 and FAVORITE. 4……..………….Greetings from HELLAS(GREECE)

Ismail Yaşartekin on October 1, 2012

Interesting beautiful monument, a great photo.YSL

Greetings, İSMAİL

Giannis Korilis on October 1, 2012

impressive photo! beautiful colors!...LIKE! + YS ...Greetings pappous

JOSE on October 1, 2012

Friend Roy this is a very interesting photo! excellent information!

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Best wishes from Spain, Jose!

Jawed Hasan on October 1, 2012

Interesting monument well capture
YSL
best wishes, Jawed

Madame X Privado on October 1, 2012

Me alegra volver a verte, Roy.

Merece la pena entrar siempre en tu preciosa galería :-).

YSL.

Un beso,

Esther

Kalin Ranchev on October 2, 2012

Very interesting and beautiful monument, wonderful composition and colors!!!

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Greetings,

Kalin

BritPlom on October 2, 2012

A beautifull composition!

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Greetings, François

Giovanni-Casadio on October 2, 2012

LIKE x questo monumento.

Saluti e buona giornata.

Giovanni

RezaSamami on October 2, 2012

Very nice photo !......YSL

TIMofej on October 2, 2012

Very nice and interesting view! Like16! Greetings,Andrej

Slava S on October 2, 2012

Very beautiful and interesting picture, excellent composition, LIKE ,

regards Slava

Mircea_RAICU on October 2, 2012

L I K E

Ferlancor Pano Yes on October 2, 2012

A fantastic capture of this wonderful picture F 13 like 19. Greetigns from Spain.

FErnando

Sergey Sm on October 2, 2012

Excellent and interesting photo! Like 20! Best wishes!

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  • Uploaded on October 1, 2012
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    by roymonotosh
    • Camera: DSC-W110
    • Taken on 2008/01/01 16:01:00
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