Sunday

National Martyrs' Memorial or Jatiyo Sriti Soudho

Jatiyo Sriti Soudho
It is a monument of Bangladesh. It is the symbol of the sacred memory and the sacrifice of those people, who was killed in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, which brought the independence of the nation of Bangladesh from Pakistani rule. It is located at Savar, about 35 km north-west of the capital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was designed by one of prominent Bangladeshi architect Syed Mainul Hossain.

National Memorial of Bangladesh Plans for the monument was initiated right after the independence of the country, in 1972. Following the site selection, road and land development, a nation-wide design competition was held in June, 1978. Syed Mainul Hossain's design was chosen from that competition. The main structure and the artificial lake and other facilities were completed in 1982. The whole complex of Jatiyo Sriti Soudho is spread over an area of 34 hectares (84 acres) which is again wrapped around by a green belt of 10 hectares (24.7 acre). 

Water pool and the platform for laying wreath are placed in front of the monument (Jatiyo Sriti Soudho) while mass-graves are on both sides of the National Memorial of Bangladesh. From the main gate of the National Memorial of Bangladesh one can see the monument axially, but to reach there one has to walk through different levels of red pavements and cross a lake - all these representing the struggle for independence.

Today the National Martyrs' Memorial or Jatiyo Sriti Soudho has became a popular tourist spot and large number of locals and foreigners visit this historical monument of Bangladesh every day.