Jatiyo Smriti Soudho

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Jatiyo Sriti Shoudho
জাতীয় স্মৃতি সৌধ
জাতীয় স্মৃতি সৌধ - The National Martyrs' Monument of Bangladesh.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Type Public monument
Location Savar, Bangladesh
Construction started 1978
Completed 1982
Roof 150 feet (46 m)
Design and construction
Architect Syed Mainul Hossain

Jatiyo Smriti Soudho (Bengali: জাতীয় স্মৃতি সৌধ Jatio Sriti Shoudho) or National Martyrs' Memorial is the national monument of Bangladesh is the symbol in the memory of the valour and the sacrifice of all those who gave their lives in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, which brought independence and separated Bangladesh from Pakistan. The monument is located in Savar, about 35 km north-west of the capital, Dhaka.[1] It was designed by Syed Mainul Hossain.


Left view

Plans for the monument were initiated in 1976. Following the site selection, road and land development, a nationwide design competition was held in June,1978. Following evaluation of the 57 submissions, Syed Mainul Hossain's design was chosen. The main structure and the artificial lake and other facilities were completed in 1982. It was Inaugurated at 16 December 1982.


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  1. ^ Amin, Md Shahidul; Islam, M Zakiul (2012). "National Martyrs' Memorial". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 

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Coordinates: 23°54.674′N 90°15.291′E / 23.911233°N 90.254850°E / 23.911233; 90.254850