Why was the Central Shaheed Minar built?
The Central Shaheed Minar was built to make the memory of the myrters immortal (অমর করার জন্য) who laid down their lives in 1952 in the historical language movement for the cause of our mother tongue.
What is the significance of the Shaheed Minar?
The significance of the Shaheed Minar in our national life is very great. It symbolizes all the aspirations (উৎদ্দীপনা) of Bengali identity and nationalism (জাতীয়তা). It has been designed to focus the language movement as the central concept.
What does the Shaheed Minar symbolise?
The basic horizontal and vertical forms of the Shaheed Minar express the concept of Bengali solidarity and unity for our national identity (জাতীয় সত্তার জন্য).
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What do the vertical lines stand for?
The vertical lines of the design suggest the inner strength of the nation and the four columns on both sides of the central structure suggest the balance and harmony of a united stand. Thus the Shaheed Minar is not a mere mausoleum but it symbolises our national hope and inspiration.