Bhasha Smritistambha

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Bhasha Smritistambha
(Language Monument)
ভাষা স্মৃতিস্তম্ভ
Bhasha Smritistambha Arnab Dutta 2011.jpg
Frontal view of Bhasha Smritistambha
Location Deshapriya Park, Kolkata, Paschimbanga (West Bengal), India,
Designer Subhaprasanna
Type Memorial
Opening date 20 February 2011
Dedicated to Bengali language authors and martyrs of Language Movements of Dhaka and Silchar.

The Bhasha Smritistambha (Bengali: ভাষা স্মৃতিস্তম্ভ, Language Monument), located at Deshapriya Park, Kolkata, is a memorial dedicated to the Bengali language authors and the martyrs of language movements of Dhaka and Silchar.

The monument was inaugurated by Mamata Banerjee, the then Railway Minister of India on February 20, 2011.[1] Amala Shankar, Dwijen Mukherjee, singer Arati Mukherjee, Indrani Sen, Anup Ghoshal, Saikat Mitra, Nirmala Mishra and writer Sirshendu Mukherjee were present at the inauguration ceremony of the "Bhasa Smritistambha".[2]

"Bhasha Smritistambha" is the second Bengali language Martyr's memorial in Kolkata after the "Bhasha Shahid Smarak", commissioned at Surendranath Park, Esplanade in 1998.[3]

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