Tag Archive: Savar

This gentleman from the Bangladesh Army let us get close to the monument, even though it was being prepared for an upcoming holiday! Thanks!!!

The Bangladesh Police officer on the left was instrumental in allowing us inside the beautiful

Wickipedia Info: The National Martyrs’ Memorial (Bengali: জাতীয় স্মৃতিসৌধ Jatiyo Sriti Soudho) is the national monument of Bangladesh, built to honour and remember those who died during the War of Liberation and Genocide in 1971, which resulted in Bangladesh’s independence. The monument is located in Savar, about 35 km north-west of the capital, Dhaka.[1] It was designed by Syed Mainul Hossain and built by Concord Group.

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.

So much of the news is filled with disasters, killings, and rapes.  Today we received some great news: A woman was rescued alive after 400 hrs. (17 days) in a collapsed building!!


The Daily Newspaper

A Nice Way to Make the Daily Newspaper available for Pedestrians.

I DECIDED TO GET A DIFFERENT VIEW OF THIS POOL WITH MONUMENT VISITORS IN THE BACKGROUND!  This lady didn’t mind being in the foreground so I clicked the shutter!  Bengali people are so very friendly and hospitable.

Lady beside reflecting pool at the Bangladesh National Monument for Martyrs in Savar.