Written by SoudipAugust 5th 2014
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Jatiyo Smriti Soudho Historical Facts and Pictures
The National Martyr’s Memorial or Jatiyo Smriti Soudho is considered as the national monument of Bangladesh. Located in Savar, 35 k.m. north-west of Dhaka, the monument symbolizes the heroic sacrifices of those who gave their lives in the Independence War of Bangladesh in 1972.
Designed by Syed Mainul Hussain, this 150 ft. high structure occupies an area of 84 acres, with seven isosceles triangular planes of varying sizes deployed for its construction. A laying wreath and a pool are located right in front of the monument.
The tower is built with concrete, while the pavements and other parts of the complex are made of red bricks.
Jatiyo Smriti Soudho Garden
The axial structure of the monument is visible from the main gate. Circulated with different levels of red pavements, the entire complex consists mass-graves, gardens, a green house and artificial lakes.
Jatiyo Smriti Soudho Lily Pond
The large lily pond inside the complex, reflecting the brick image of the structure, is a site of absolute beauty.
Opened on 16th December, 1982, the monument is a magnificent tribute of Bangladesh’s struggle to attain independence.