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Symbolic Bangla: Dhaka is all about the history and people of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh, a peaceful land of ever smiling & welcoming people located in south Asia with a population of around 170 million is a country of green, hospitality, nature and many more. This country also has some unique history of pride and patriotism; those historical movements took place when the ordinary population fought a 9 months long liberation war in 1971 and earn their freedom, most importantly the ordinary population of West Pakistan (Now known as Bangladesh) gave their blood for their own mother language (Bengali) in 1952 when East Pakistan Authority forced these patriotic people to speak in Urdu as their mother language.
Baitul Mukarram is the national mosque of Bangladesh located in Dhaka with a capacity of 40000 people to pray at a time which makes this mosque the 10th biggest mosque in the world. This mosque was built in 1968 with several modern architectural features but preserves the principle of Mughal architecture.
National Museum of Bangladesh, located in Shahbagh, Dhaka is one of the largest museums in south Asia with impressive collections which range in date from prehistory to the present time where visitors will get the experience of archaeology, classical, decorative and contemporary art, history, natural history, ethnography and world civilization. This museum was first inaugurated in 1913 with the name Dhaka Museum; later in 1983 it was re inaugurated as Bangladesh National Museum.
The Liberation War Museum was built in 1996 at Shegunbagicha, Dhaka to venerate the Bangladesh Liberation War, 1971. It has a large collection of more than 10,000 artifacts related to the Liberation War that lead Bangladesh to the independence from Pakistan.
Ramna Batamul, also known as Ramna Park is basically a recreational park located in Ramna, Dhaka. But traditionally this place is the heart of the Bengali New Year celebration as well as it is also the symbol of protest against persecution. Bengali New Year celebration take place every year under an ancient Banyan tree located at Ramna Park which is also known as Ramna Batamul has some historical significance also.
Central Shahid Minar, a testament or monument located in Dhaka University was built on 23rd February, 1952 in memory of the Mother Language (Bengali) Martyrs
who were killed on 21st February, 1952 by Pakistani Police Force where they opened fire on the protesters, who demanded equal right for their mother language. The first monument was a small structure on a base of 12 feet height and 6 feet width and it was built just where the brutal firing took place. Later it got a new look and re inaugurated on 21st February, 1963 by Hasina Begum, mother of one great Martyr named Barkat who was killed in 1952. Now 21st February celebrates worldwide as International Mother
Bangabandhu Memorial Museum, locally known as Bangabandhu Bhaban situated in Dhanmondi Road 32, was residence of Father of the Nation of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. This museum contains some rare collection of his personal effects and photographs. He was killed on 15th August, 1975 at his residence and later that house turned in to Bangabandhu Memorial Museum.
Martyred Intellectuals Memorial is a dedicatory built to show respect to all the great intellectuals who was killed in Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, located in Rayerbazar,
Dhaka. During the whole Bangladesh Liberation War, 1971 a enormous number of Bangladeshi intellectuals were killed to stop or to make slow the progress of Independent Bangladesh as Pakistani Authority knew that they were going to lose in the war. These intellectuals include Teachers, Poets, Doctors, Engineers, Writers, Film Artists and Film Makers. The largest number of such inhuman assassinations took place on 14th December, 1971 just 2 days before the surrender of Pakistani Army to the joint force.
National Assembly, locally known as Jatiya Sangshad Bhaban is the Parliament House of Bangladesh, located in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka with a great architectural infrastructure. This building was designed by famous architect Louis Kahn and it is considered as is one of the largest legislative complexes in the world with one main building divided into three separate buildings, park, lake, garden and other office buildings.
National Martyrs' Memorial locally known as Jatiyo Smriti Soudho is a monument located in Savar, about 35 km from Dhaka. This beautiful monument is considered as the symbol of the valor and the sacrifice of those great patriotic people who were killed in the Bangladesh Liberation War, 1971. This is a great architectural work and love of a local architect called Syed Moinul Hossain which attracts a huge crowd every day to show their respect to the Martyrs.
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