Jatiyo Smritishoudho, National Martyrs Monument, Savar, Dhaka[Travel Guide]

National Martyr's Monument, Savar, Dhaka

National Martyrs Monument is the eternal symbol of the nation's tribute to the martyrdom of the great martyr in the war of 1971. Memorial Monument Complex has been established with 44 hectares of land in Savar upazila, 35 kilometers northwest of Bangladesh.

 In December 1971, a plan to build Savar's bloody war, the final victory of the freedom fighters, their heroism and sacrifice, and memorial monument to Savar were planned. Architect Syed Mainul Hossain's design was selected from 57 best designs. After the 1982 construction of the main structure of the monument, artificial lake and gardens was completed.

The structure of the National Martyrs Monument consists of seven pairs of triangular walls. The walls have been arranged from small to large. The middle wall is the longest in length but the highest in height. The highest point is 150 feet high.

From different perspectives, the mausoleum appears differently. The main structure of the architect Moinul Hossain Soudh created concrete and other structures of the complex, red brick. This distinction is for the gravity of the original monastery and the protection of the individual. By this it has been pointed out the unique development of freedom of blood on the red soil.

The entire complex includes artificial water bodies, gardens and mass graves. In 1971, the freedom fighters had a big fight against the Pakistani occupation forces in Savar. Many freedom fighters he was martyred in the war. The victory of Bangladesh and the defeat of Pakistan in this final war is determined. Earlier, the Pakistani army captured many Bengali people from the villages of Savar and brought them to the camp. They were killed after torture.

Numerous villagers were killed in bricks by firing, or buried in low ground or buried in soil. After the war, the massacre and mass grave were discovered in this area. These mass graves are located at the Memorial Complex. A water body is in front of the main structure of the National Memorial Museum. Here is the main structure of National Memorial Monument and National Flag. There are numerous Shapala flowers in this water body. National flower in Bangladesh.

There is no entry price to enter Savar National Memorial. It is open from 6am to 6pm every day.

Why the seven pillars in the monument?
The monument consists of seven pairs of the triangle. The seven pairs of national monuments represent seven different levels of the independence movement. The stages are:

1. Language Movement of 1952
2. 1954 United Front election
3. Movement of the Constituent Movement of 1956
4. Education Movement of 1962
5. The six-point movement of 1966
6. 1969 mass upsurge and
7. The great liberation war of 1971.

The mausoleum has been constructed considering these seven phenomena as the roundabout of the liberation movement.

How to go

BRTC bus service is available to go straight to the memorial from Dhaka. Which goes from Motijheel-Gulistan to Shahbagh, Farmgate, Asadgaon, Shyamoli, Gabtoli, and Savar Memorial Museum. Besides, Motijheel and Gulistan, Hanif, Nandan Super Bus and Greenway bus service travel directly to Nabinagar. Apart from Mirpur 12, Titas Transport has left for Mirpur 10, Mirpur 1, Technical, Gabtoli, and Savar Memorial Society.

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