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Address: Dhaka university campus, Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Symbol of Bengali nationalism. This monument was built to commemorate the...

Symbol of Bengali nationalism. This monument was built to commemorate the martyrs of the historic Language movement of 1952(only and one languafe movement in the world's history). Hundreds and thousands of people with floral wreaths and bouquet gather on 21 February every year to pay respect in a solemn atmosphere. Celebrations begin at zero hour of midnight.

As recognisation of the language movement UN declear 21 February as International mother language day in 1999, which ovsreve all over the world every year on 21 February.

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If you are a Bengali, then you visit this place. It's part of history. The atmosphere on 21st February is quite different out there.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are a Bengali, then you visit this place. It's part of history. The atmosphere on 21st February is quite different out there.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the must-see sights in Bangladesh. It has a history of sacrifice and a legacy of freedom. And it is right in the middle of Dhaka University ... so you would find lots of helpful students to help the tourist with the history

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Shahid Minar is the symbol of respect and language. 21st february is the mother language day and many people visit this place on 21st february.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the place where a few Bangladeshies gave their lives for the cause of establishing Bangla as National language in the then Pakistan time during the Langugae movement of 1952. Nation should be proud of those courageous sons of the soil. Every year, on 21 February in the early hours people come here with banners and flowers to show... More 

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Thank akmasood61
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shahid Minar is the symbol of those who gave their lives for the language Bangla at 1952. 21st February is the mother language day and you will find many people at that time to show their love.

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Thank Reaz145
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The students of Dhaka University and Dhaka Medical College were killed on 21st February 1952 by Pakistani police. The students were protesting to establish official status of native Bangla language as Bengali population were majority in Pakistan at that time. Subsequently, protest got momentum as language movement.

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Dhaka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Martyrs shaded blood for our mother language. We all Bangladeshi are proud of our language. I think we all should keep our Shahid Minar clean.

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Thank Luke S
Dhaka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you know the history of this place before going there, you are bound to be emotional. All you need to do is to imagine yourself in 1952. This places is unique in the sense that, you will hardly find any place where people died because of they wanted to speak in their own language.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited the Shaheed Minar many times and on each occasion I am struck by the power of this monument. It is almost understated but this belies its significance as a milestone in Bangladesh's journey to Independence. On this visit, there were few beggars or children selling flowers and also none of the usual pop up tea shops.

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Sylhet City, Bangladesh
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first Shaheed Minar was built immediately after the events of 21–22 February 1952. According to Dr. Sayeed Haider the main planner and the designer of the first Shaheed Minar, the decision to build it was first made by the students of Dhaka Medical College. Shaheed Minar is situated near Dhaka Medical College Hospital and in the Dhaka University area.... More 

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