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Birshrestha Hamidur Rahman memorial

Birshrestha Hamidur Rahman memorial

Our car is moving forward along the tea plantation road. We are moving towards Birshrestha Hamidur Rahman’s memorial at Dhali tea garden on the border of Kamalganj upazila of Moulvibazar district. Hamidur Rahman, born in Jhenaidah, was a brave soldier of the Bangladesh Army. In October 1971, Hamidur Rahman fought in Srimangal area of ​​Sylhet. On the morning of October 28, Hamidur Rahman, on the orders of the team captain, advanced to occupy the base of the Pakistanis at Dhalai BOP. Risking his life with a light machine gun, Hamidur Rahman single-handedly destroyed two Pakistani battle-tanks. The captain of Shatrughani and several soldiers were killed in this. Once while fighting, this brave son was shot by the counter attack of the enemy and fell to his death. Within a few days of his sacrifice, the border outpost of Dhali came under the control of the freedom fighters. Fellow fighters took Hamidur Rahman’s body across the border to Ambasa village in India He was buried next to a mosque. Later, his remains were brought to Bangladesh and he was buried on 11 December 2007 at the Shaheed Buddhijivi Cemetery in Mirpur, Dhaka.

In honor of this great hero, a memorial was built at Dhalai Tea Estate, about 22 km from Srimangal. A tea garden means a gathering of shade trees in the midst of greenery. Our minds got lost in the small hills of Bhutan in endless joy. I was suddenly startled to hear the sound of splashing water. I realized in the deep forest, the magical game of hide and seek of light. We arrived at the destination. The border line is at the end of the road that curves south from the open tea garden flanked by tea gardens. Barbed wire stop sign.

India on the other side. State of Tripura. Although the language is the same across the border. Yet the distance is infinite. A memorial is attached to the story of giving life on the way to the liberation of the country. Quiet environment, no noise. We walked barefoot towards the memorial. The tea garden has maintained the memorial with utmost compassion. We stood for a while and paid our respects. Hamidur Rahman was awarded ‘Bir Shrestha’, the highest military title of Bangladesh, for his outstanding contribution in the Liberation War. Next to it is Birshrestha Shahid Sepahi Hamidur Rahman Memorial Archive, which has been implemented by 46 BGB and Srimangal Sector. Displayed here are the childhood photos of Bir Shresh Shahid Sepahi Hamidur Rahman, along with his family photos. BGB camp on one side of the memorial, tea garden on the other. Indian border to the south.

how to go

If you want to visit Birshrestha Hamidur Rahman’s memorial, you have to come to Srimangal Upazila of Moulvibazar district. Srimangal can be reached directly from Dhaka by road and rail. The rent will be 300 to 400 taka. Srimangal can be reached by various transports including Hanif, Shyamoli, Ena and Sylhet transports from Fakirapool or Syedabad in Dhaka. Apart from this, Srimangal can also be reached by Jayantika, Upaban or Parabat Express trains from Kamalapur railway station to Sylhet. From Srimangal city you can take local transport (CNG driven auto rickshaw, bus) to Kamalganj and take rickshaw to Hamidur Rahman Memorial.

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