স্মৃতি সৌধ Srity Shoudho

Dhaka Nabinagar Road, Dhaka, 1340
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National Martyrs' Memorial
-national monument
-symbolic memory of the valour and the sacrifice of all those who gave their lives in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971
-Ultimate result: independence (separation from Pakistan)
-located at Savar (35 km north-west from Dhaka GPO)
-designed by Syed Mainul Hossain
History
-plans for the monument initiated in 1976
-After site selection, road and land development, a nationwide design competition held 1978 (June)
-57 submissions evaluated (Syed Mainul Hossain's design chosen)
-main structure; artificial lake; other facilities completed in 1982
-inaugurated in 1982 (December 16)
Structure
-monument composed of 7 isosceles triangular pyramid shaped structures (tallest: middle one)
-highest point: 150 feet
-an artificial lake
-several mass graves (front)
-(inside) a Green house, PWD site office, VVIP and VIP waiting room

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