- Where is the national memorial situated?
- What does symbolize?
- What does it the complex includes?
- What will it warn the oppressors?
- What did the martyrs leave behind them as teaching for us?
Answers: Our national memorial is situated at Savar in Dhaka; it symbolizes the nation’s respect for the martyrs of the war of liberation. It is built with concerts but made of blood. It stands 150 feet tall. It stands for an achievement which is immeasurable. Its foundation was laid on the first anniversary of the victory day. There is actually a plan to build a huge complex in several phases. It is decided to cover in an area of 126 acres. This plan includes a mosque, a library, and a museum. It reminds us all that the weapons of freedom need not be very big. The will of people prevails, for man is born to be free. Thus our martyrs have left behind them a great teaching for us that we should possess an indomitable spirit to stand upright in honor and dignity among the nations of the world.
The National Memorial
- What does the National Memorial at Savar Symbolize?
- When was its foundation laid?
- (b) With what is it build?
- (c) What is its length?
- Why does it stand upright?
- What is the most prominently visible object of the memorial?
- Describe the tower?
- What does the plan of the complex include?
- What is the most moving sight of the complex?
- How do people respect the martyrs?
Answer: The National Memorial at Savar is a symbol of the nation’s respect for the martyrs of the War of Liberation. It is built with concrete. It stands 150 feet tall. It is an achievement the dimensions of which can be measured, but it stands for an achievement, which is immeasurable. It stands upright for the millions of martyrs who laid down their lives so that we may stand upright, in honor and dignity, among the nations of the world. The most prominently visible is the 150 feet tower. It stands on a base measuring 130 feet wide. There is actually a series of 7 towers that rise by stages to a height of 150 feet. The foundation was laid on the first anniversary of the Victory Day. There is actually a plan to build a huge complex in several phases. The entire complex will cover an area of 126 acres. The plan of this complex includes a mosque, a library, and a museum. The relics of the liberation war will be kept in the museum. They will ever remind our countrymen and all who would come to visit the museum of the valiant struggle and supreme sacrifices of a freedom loving people. The most moving sight of the complex is the several graves of the martyred freedom fighters: close to the tower. Standing in front of the graves we bow down our heads in respect.