July 25, 2014

1161 BANGLADESH (Dhaka) - National Martyrs' Memorial in Savar

Located at about 35km northwest of Dhaka, the capital city of the country, Jatiyo Smriti Soudho, the National Monument for the Martyrs of the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 (which brought independence and separated Bangladesh from Pakistan) was designed by Syed Mainul Hossain and inaugurated at 16 December, 1982. The monument is composed of 7 isosceles triangular pyramid shaped structures, with the middle one being the tallest. The highest point of the monument is 50m. There is an artificial lake, and several mass graves in front of the main monument. From the main gate one can see the monument axially, but to reach there one has to walk through different levels of red pavements and cross a lake - all these representing the struggle for independence.

About the stamps

The stamps are part of the first series Coins of The Independent Sultans of Bengal, issued on July 21, 2011 (all with the same face value, 10 BDT):
• Coin of Sultan Fakhr al-Din Mubarak Shah
• Coin of Sultan Shams al-Din Ilyas Shah - it's on the postcard
• Coin of Sultan Ghiyath al-Din Azam Shah
• Coin of Sultan Jalal al-Din Muhammad Shah - it's on the postcard

Jatiyo Smriti Soudho - Wikipedia
Jatiyo Smriti Soudho (The National Martyr Monument) - Bangladesh Continual

Sender: Sumanto Kumar
sent from Rajshahi (Rajshahi / Bangladesh), on 29.06.2014

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