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Shahid Minar

Dhaka university campus, Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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National Monument

A national monument to commemorate the martyrs in the Language movement situated near Dhaka... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kolkata, India

it is just a monument...tall like chimney..u r nt allowed to go up...surrounded by field on every... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
ankit p
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Symbol of Bengali nationalism. This monument was built to commemorate the martyrs of the historic Language movement of 1952(only and one languafe movement in the world's history). Hundreds and thousands of people with floral wreaths and bouquet gather on 21 February every year to pay respect in a solemn atmosphere. Celebrations begin at zero hour of midnight. As recognisation of the language movement UN declear 21 February as International mother language day in 1999, which ovsreve all over the world every year on 21 February.
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Dhaka university campus, Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A national monument to commemorate the martyrs in the Language movement situated near Dhaka University . On 21 and 22 February 1952, students from Dhaka University and Dhaka Medical College and political activists were killed when the Pakistani police force opened fire on Bengali protesters...More

Thank ziaur2k
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

it is just a monument...tall like chimney..u r nt allowed to go up...surrounded by field on every side...nothing much too see..

Thank ankit p
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Bangladesh is the only country created based on language on the planet. Thus it is called "Bangladesh" (Country of Bengali Language). In 1952 several activists laid there lives to demand Bangla as the national language of the then Pakistan. This monument has been installed in...More

Thank FaruqFaisel
Reviewed 30 May 2017

It will remind you the 21st February of 1952. Will fill your heart with pride and courage. It will encourage you to practice your mother tongue.

Thank Refat2023
Reviewed 21 April 2017

If you are a Bengali, then you visit this place. It's part of history. The atmosphere on 21st February is quite different out there.

Thank signyourname
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is one of the must-see sights in Bangladesh. It has a history of sacrifice and a legacy of freedom. And it is right in the middle of Dhaka University ... so you would find lots of helpful students to help the tourist with the...More

1  Thank Ruhinalam
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is the place where a few Bangladeshies gave their lives for the cause of establishing Bangla as National language in the then Pakistan time during the Langugae movement of 1952. Nation should be proud of those courageous sons of the soil. Every year, on...More

1  Thank akmasood61
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The students of Dhaka University and Dhaka Medical College were killed on 21st February 1952 by Pakistani police. The students were protesting to establish official status of native Bangla language as Bengali population were majority in Pakistan at that time. Subsequently, protest got momentum as...More

Thank AftabKhan58
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Martyrs shaded blood for our mother language. We all Bangladeshi are proud of our language. I think we all should keep our Shahid Minar clean.

Thank Luke S
Reviewed 1 April 2017

If you know the history of this place before going there, you are bound to be emotional. All you need to do is to imagine yourself in 1952. This places is unique in the sense that, you will hardly find any place where people died...More

Thank fuadomar
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