My first visit to Shaheed Minar, Dhaka

Shohid minar dhaka



Shaheed Minar is a national monument to commemorate the martyrs of 1952 during language movement. Several students were killed by the Pakistani police force during 21st and 22nd of February. Those students were protesting so that Bangla could remain as the mother language of Bangladesh (that time East Pakistan). Building of the monument was completed in 1963, and it was designed by the sculptor Hamidur Rahman. In current days, every year of 21 February is observed as Shaheed Dibosh (Martyr's day). It is also the International Mother Language Day since 2000. More information is in wikipedia.


Shohid minar dhaka



This Shaheed Minar is located in Dhaka, near the Dhaka Medical College Hospital, not very far from my house either. Also been passed beside this place many times. But never visited this place during the 21st of February. So this time didn't want to miss the chance. Although It was almost over when I've gone there. But still people were coming, and they were putting the flowers and showing respects to our passed away heroes. During 21st of February (which is known as Ekushey February) people start to put flowers near the monument since early morning.


Shohid minar dhaka



After paying our homage towards the martyrs we've gone to the Curzon Hall to explore the area for flowers and birds.


Shohid minar dhaka
Usually the morning is very busy and afternoon is less crowded like this.



Shohid minar dhaka
Looking back again before leaving.



Shohid minar dhaka
This kind of painting is very common near the area on that day.



Shohid minar dhaka
Doyel chattar from Dhaka University.



Shohid minar dhaka
Central Shaheed Minar.



Shaheed Minar (also Shaid minar, Shohid minar),
Dhaka,
Country: Bangladesh.
GPS Coordinate (23°43'38.1"N, 90°23'47.9"E).



This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
for the blog https://www.alonelytraveler.com/



Sunday, 21 February 2016


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