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Shaheed Minar

3 March - 31 March

The Shaheed Minar is a public monument situated within Altab Ali Park, commemorating the martyrs of the Bengali Language Movement of 1952. The Minar serves as a tribute to those who advocated for the official recognition of Bengali as their native tongue. It was crafted as a smaller replica of the sculpture designed by Bangladeshi artist Hamidur Rahman, erected in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1963. Its design depicts a mother figure embracing her martyred sons, symbolizing resilience and unity. A visit to this historic landmark provides an essential step into the cultural history of East London and its Bengali community.

The Shaheed Minar is a public monument located in Altab Ali Park, and it is always open.

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