The National Memorial of Bangladesh was built in memory of the martyred freedom fighters in the Great War of Independence of Bangladesh in 1971. The monument was inaugurated on 16 December 1982 with the construction of the main structure, artificial lake and other related accessories completed after the planning of the monument. This monument was built to commemorate the glorious history and freedom struggle of Bangladesh.
The monument consists of seven pairs of triangular shaped walls or prisms. These seven pairs of walls represent a significant chapter in the history of Bangladesh's independence war. Language movement in 1952, United Front's provincial election victory in 1954, Constitution movement in 1956, Movement against Education Commission in 1962, Six-point movement in 1966, People's Uprising in 1969 and finally the Great War of Independence in 1971. Through this red-green Bangladesh became an independent sovereign state.
Construction of the monument began in 1978 and was completed in 1982. Height: 150 feet (46 m). The monument is located in Nabinagar, Savar area, about 35 km from the capital Dhaka. It was designed by Syed Mainul Hossain and built by Concorde Group.
The National Memorial of Bangladesh has become the focal point of tourism in the whole of Bangladesh, including the capital Dhaka, as a historical sightseeing spot in Dhaka and Dhaka district. The monument built in memory of the martyrs of the great freedom struggle of Bangladesh is included in school-college-university teaching and teachers-students come to visit. Many foreign tourists including foreign dignitaries visit this monument to learn about the history of Bangladesh.
National Martyrs' Memorial, Savar, Dhaka is around 35 kilometers from Gulistan Zero point, Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh.