National Martyrs’ Memorial (Bangladesh Jatiyo Sriti Shoudho)
The National Martyrs’ Monument or Jatiyo Sriti Shoudho in Bengali is located at Savar, an industrial suburb about 35 Km northwest of Dhaka. The monument stands as an iconic structure, encapsulating the nation’s gratitude toward the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the Independence.
In December every year, thus, the National Martyrs’ Monument becomes the epicentre of the nation’s collective rituals in celebrating nationhood. The visitor is presented with a strong axial visual connection to the monument from the main northern entrance.
The tortuous path to the National Monument appears to symbolise the nation’s difficult path to independence. As much as it tells the story of Bangladesh’s journey to independence, the National Martyrs’ Monument narrates a beautifully choreographed architectural story. This is an amazing place for the locals and tourists to observe and to remember and respect the great heroism and sacrifice of the freedom fighters.