Shahid Minar
Shahid Minar
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar19,225 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Shahid or Shaheed Minar is a national monument in Dhaka, Bangladesh, established to commemorate those killed during the Bengali Language Movement demonstrations of 1952 in then East Pakistan. It represents father, mother and children. Very close to Medical university. Few minutes is enough to explore this spot.
Written 11 February 2024
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He Makes All Things Beautiful
Bengaluru, India152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
This historical monument built for the people who were killed during the Bengali Language Movement in 1952. During world mother's tongue day on 21st February, this place stands as a symbol for the memory of the sacrifice of lives for their mother Tongue. The country which was formed out after a long struggle of 24 years to protect their Language and culture and this monument will explain the struggles and Sacrifice
Written 16 July 2023
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Dana M
Manama, Bahrain17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I know that for history of Bangladesh it means a lot, but it's very "kids beggars place" so 5 minutes is quite enough to stay & listen to the story.
Written 23 January 2023
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csserious2
Chantilly, VA820 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I have visited the iconic Shahid Minar since I was a young boy. Every time I go there, it makes me feel proud as a Bengali speaking person. The movement for the Bengali language was finally recognized by the United Nations and the world now have a Language Day to celebrate.
Written 12 January 2023
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Tanvir Khan
Dhaka City, Bangladesh4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Every Bengali should visit this place once in a lifetime as it is One of the historical place of Bangladesh. But this place needs to be preserved & secured.
Written 30 August 2022
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Kashfia Parisa Hasan
Dhaka City, Bangladesh4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
It is a significant location with an interesting story of Bangladesh's language movement, however it needs to be better preserved. On holidays the place is very crowdy. 
Written 28 August 2022
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Sabbir I
Dhaka City, Bangladesh24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Very historical place with a great story behind it on Bangladesh's language movement but needs to be better maintained.
Written 29 July 2022
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Farhad S
Dhaka City, Bangladesh2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Shahid Minar is the place where i love to be in the winter time mostly. Coz it was really nice to visit there and of course in the time of February when BOI Mela in Bangla Academy took place.
Written 23 June 2022
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wikidiait
Dhaka City, Bangladesh2 contributions
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Feb 2022
How the Shahid Minar Honors Those Who Fought for Bangladesh's Independence.The Shahid Minar, or Monument of the Martyrs, is a national monument in Bangladesh that commemorates the struggle for independence from Pakistan. The monument is located in the capital city of Dhaka, and stands at a height of 62 feet (19 meters). The base of the monument is made of black granite, and the structure is adorned with floral motifs and Quranic verses. The Shahid Minar is a popular gathering place for Bangladeshis, and is especially crowded on national holidays.

The Shahid Minar was designed by Bangladeshi architect Muzharul Islam, and was built in 1971. The monument was erected to honor the memory of the Bangladeshi soldiers and civilians who lost their lives during the Bangladesh War of Independence. The war began on March 26, 1971, and lasted for nine months. During this time, an estimated three million people were killed and over ten million people were displaced.

The Shahid Minar is a symbol of Bangladesh's struggle for independence, and is a reminder of the sacrifices made by the Bangladeshi people. Every year on March 26, Bangladeshis gather at the Shahid Minar to commemorate the beginning of the war. On this day, the monument is decorated with flowers and wreaths, and the Bangladeshi flag is flown at half-mast. The Shahid Minar is a powerful symbol of Bangladesh's history, and a reminder of the country's fight for independence.
Written 21 April 2022
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Shakir
Dhaka City, Bangladesh5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
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.
Written 5 October 2021
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