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suhrawardy-uddayan

suhrawardy-uddayan

suhrawardy-uddayan8sSuhrawardy Udyan (Bengali: সোহরাওয়ার্দী উদ্যান) formerly known as Ramna Race Course ground is a national memorial located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is named after Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy. Originally it served as the military club of the British soldiers stationed in Dhaka. It was then called the Ramna Race Course and later Ramna Gymkhana. After the end of colonial rule, the place – sometimes referred to as Dhaka Race Course – was used for legal horse racing on Sundays.
It is the resting place of three great national leaders, Sher-e-Bangla A.K. Fazlul Huq (1873–1962), Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy (1892–1963) and Khwaja Nazimuddin (1894–1964). Ramna Race Course was renamed after Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy. A Mughal structure namely the Dhaka Gate was built adjacent to the park area of Suhrawardy Udyan. The gate was built by Mir Jumla II in 1660s. Continue reading “suhrawardy-uddayan”

Mujibnagar Memorial Monument

Mujibnagar Memorial 

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Provisional Government of Bangladesh

The Provisional Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, popularly known as the Mujibnagar Government, was the government in exile of Bangladesh based in Kolkata, India during the Bangladesh Liberation War. Formed in early April 1971, the provisional government confirmed the declaration of independence of East Pakistan made earlier by Bengali nationalist leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on 26 March. Sheikh Mujib was subsequently detained in West Pakistan while the leaders of the Bengali liberation movement led by the Awami League fled Dhaka amid a brutal crackdown by the Pakistan Army.
Senior leaders of the Awami League and Bengali defectors from Pakistani civil and armed services formed a provisional government for Bangladesh on 10 April, 1972. A formal swearing in ceremony was held on 17 April at a mango orchard in the border town of Baidyanathtala in Meherpur District in northwestern Bangladesh. Baidyanathtala was also renamed Mujibnagar (City of Mujib) by the provisional government as a tribute to the immense popularity of Sheikh Mujib, whose fate was unknown at the time as he was detained in West Pakistan awaiting a trial for treason. The government in exile came to be popularly termed as the Mujibnagar Government.

The Mujibnagar government coordinated war efforts from a colonial mansion on 8 Shakespeare Sarani in Kolkata (then Calcutta) with the active support of the Indian government. During the course of the war, the majority of Bengali civil servants and diplomats serving Pakistan began defecting. They subsequently joined the Mujibnagar government, and operated a secretariat in Kolkata as well as foreign missions in several Asian, European and North American capitals. A group of leading Bengali intellectuals were appointed Special Envoys and began touring western capitals advocating the Bangladesh cause while leading Bengali cultural figures and activists operated the radio station Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra (Free Bengal Radio Station).

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Ministry of Mujibnagar Government in 17-April-1971 on Mujibnagar Mango Grove

President of Mujibnagar Government
President of Mujibnagar Government
Mujibnagar Government

On 10th April 1971 in Mujibnagar, elected parliament members of 1970’s election from East Pakistan formed Bangladesh Government. The cabinet took oath on 17th April at liberated area in mango grove of Baidyanathtala (Bhoborpara) Meherpur, Kustia [Present Name is Mujibnagar] . This government took all policy decisions with respect to liberation war.
Bangladesh government adapted ” Declarations of Independence ” on 10th April 1971. This has been the legal basis of Bangladesh constitution after final victory.

Mohera Jamidar Bari, at Natiapara, Tangail

Mohera Jamidar Bari

mohera-jamidar-bariIt is guessed that near 1890 Mohera Jamidar Bari (Landlord’s Home) was founded by Kali Charan Shahagong who was the first Landlord (Jamidar). Now at present is being used as Police Training Centre.
Here total 4 beautiful building are still expressing the Wealth and Power of Landlords. A big square size pond called Bisakha Sagor rounded by many coconut trees make a beautiful natural scene. You can enjoy a natural birth and swimming here.
Tourists who are fond of history, culture and tradition can spend here a nice day. Continue reading “Mohera Jamidar Bari, at Natiapara, Tangail”

Dhakeshwari Temple

Dhakeshwari Temple

dhakeshwari-templekjsDhakeshwari National Temple (Bengali: ঢাকেশ্বরী জাতীয় মন্দির Ðhakeshshori Jatio Mondir) is a famous Hindu temple in Dhaka, Bangladesh and is state-owned, giving it the distinction of Bangladesh’s “National Temple”. The name “Dhakeshwari” (ঢাকেশ্বরী Ðhakeshshori) means “Goddess of Dhaka”. The temple is located southwest of the Salimullah Hall of Dhaka University. Since the destruction of Ramna Kali Mandir in 1971 by the Pakistan Army during the Bangladesh Liberation War, the Dhakeshwari Temple has assumed status as the most important Hindu place of worship in Bangladesh. Continue reading “Dhakeshwari Temple”

Dighapatiya Rajbari

Dighapatiya Rajbari

dighapatiya-rajbari-2dDighapatia Raj (sometimes called Dighapatia Raj Paribar literally Dighapatia Royal Family[1]) was a zamindari in present-day Rajshahi, which was ruled by this dynasty of 7 generations of Rajas from early 18th century till the mid-20th century; when the democratic government took power after the end of the British Monarchy’s rule in India, in 1950, the East Pakistan government abolished aristocracies and the zamindari system in present-day Bangladesh. The family was seated at the Dighapatia Palace.
The family contributed largely to the development in education, infrastructure and culture of Rajshahi and North Bengal. They were especially famous for their generosity and public spirit. The Rajas built the Varendra Research Museum[2] among other institutions of culture and education. The Rajas of Dighapatia were seated at the Dighapatia Palace.[3] They received Maharaja title and Rai titles of honor from the Mughal Empire such as Raja, Maharaja and Raja Bahadur and other titles from the British Crown, such as the Indian Orders of Knighthood

History

The first Raja was Dayaram Roy who, at a very young age, received the Dighapatiya Rajbari 3help from Raja Ramjivan Roy, the first Raja of the Natore Raj family, and eventually became his dewan. Raja Dayaram led the army of Raja Ramjivan in aid of the Nawab of Bengal in 1716 and overthrew the rebellious Raja Sitaram Ray, who was a zamindar (and later king, or Raja) of neighboring Bhusna state. The sack of Muhammadpur, Raja Sitaram’s capital, later enabled him to ultimately lay the foundation of the Dighapatia dynasty. For his loyalty, he received large tracts of land in Rajshahi and Jessore as grants and later acquired zamindari in Bogra and Mymensingh.
Nawab Murshid Quli Khan, who was the nawab of Bengal under Emperor Aurangzeb conferred on him the title of ‘Rai-Raiyan’ in recognition of his services. When the Earl Cornwallis of East India company who were given the right to collect revenue on behalf of the Mughal emperor introduced the Permanent Settlement Act as a means to increase revenue collection, a large number of the old feudal lords and zamindars created during the time of the Nawab Murshid Quli Khan could not meet land revenue standards and thus became defaulters. Their estates were sold up to a new class of wealthy lords.
The Dighapatia Raj was one of the few remnants of the old decaying ‘jagirdars’. They were avidly following European dress, wine, horse race and various such other external glamour of life. The princely western influence is reflected not only in their palace architecture but also in their furniture and other interior decorations. However, during certain ceremonial occasions they donned extravagant robes, jeweled turbans and carried priceless inlaid swords in dainty scabbard tucked at theirs waists, following the bygone fashions of the Mughal nobility even when the Mughal dynasty and their imperial rule had faded. Pran Nath Roy and Pramada Nath Roy were some of the important zamindars of Dighapatia

National Memorial

National Memorial

national-memorial2National Martyrs’ Memorial is a monument in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh it is known as “Jatiyo Sriti Shoudho”. It is the symbol of the valour and the sacrifice of those killed in the Bangladesh libaration war of 1971. It is built with Concrete, but made of blood. It stands 150 feet tall, but every martyr it stands for stands so much taller. It is an achievement the dimensions of which can be measured but it stands for an achievement which is immeasurable. The monument is located in Savar, about 35km north-west from Dhaka.

Location Nabinagar, Savar, Dhaka
How to get there

You can go to Savar from Dhaka city by local Bus service or Taxi / CNG.
Opening time

7 AM
Closing time

6 PM

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Curzon Hall

Curzon Hall

curzon-hall3Curzon Hall is a structure in Dhaka, Bangladesh, that has an extremely fascinating history. It was significant in many political battles and is today a vital part of traditional education. The University of Dhaka has a School of Science division, of which the Curzon Hall is a part thereof. Its massive structure stands as a monument to the heritage of education in the city. Thus a dream that did not come true for its creator became as important as its original purpose was meant to be. Visiting Curzon Hall is not only a journey into the past, but it is an architectural masterpiece to marvel at. Continue reading “Curzon Hall”

Shaheed Minar National Monument

Shaheed Minar

shaheed-minarLocated near the Dhaka Medical College in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the national monument known as Shaheed Minar, was established in memory of those who were killed during the 1952 Bengali Language Movement demonstrations. Set upon a fourteen foot high stage, the Shaheed Minar National Monument is constructed from columns of pure marble stone, with stairs and railings painted white and the fences on either side bearing lines of poetry penned by famous poets made out of iron letters. Two statues are placed at the entrance of the monument. Continue reading “Shaheed Minar National Monument”

Bahadur Shah Park

Bahadur Shah Park

bahadur-shah-park2Bahadur Shah Park, located in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is a striking war memorial set amidst the splendor of nature. It was built in 1858 at the initiative of Nawab Khwaja Abdul Ghani, in the Sadarghat area. It was called Victoria Park until 1947. After that, it was renamed after Bahadur Shah II, the last Mughal emperor.

 

History
In the late-nineteenth century Bahadur Shah Park was the centre of Bahadur Shah Park2Dhaka Continue reading “Bahadur Shah Park”

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