Bijoy '71 sculpture at Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh

Bijoy ’71 (বিজয় '৭১)

Sculptor: Shyamal Chowdhury

Location: Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh

Bijoy '71 | Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
Bijoy '71, this photo was taken in 2012 | Photo: Bangladesh Agricultural University Alumni Association

The Bijoy '71 sculpture is installed at Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh; it is one of the most famous sculptures in Bangladesh. It has been made to commemorate the liberation war that took place in 1971, especially, the sculpture reminds the celebration of the victory over Pakistan.

The memorial, the Bijoy '71, has been set up in front of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Auditorium at the entrance of the campus of Bangladesh Agricultural University.

The commitment and firm conviction of the freedom-loving people during the war of independence of Bangladesh have been highlighted through this memorial.

Bijoy '71 | Bangladesh Agricultural University, MymensinghBijoy '71
Bijoy '71 | Photo: onushilon

As we can see in this sculpture, three statues of freedom fighters stand in different poses facing opposite sides, they are— a woman, a farmer and a student. The farmer holds a flag-knot-rifle in the sky of Bangladesh. Through this, the message of victory of the liberation war and the establishment of independent Bangladesh has been revealed.

The statue of the woman here is a figure of a selfless and struggling woman of Bengal who is strongly calling for participation in the liberation war. This woman also has a rifle in her hand; her determined steps are an expression of the motherpower in the liberation war of Bangladesh.

Bijoy '71 | Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh

The figure of the student standing with a bright heart carries a rifle in his left hand while the right hand is in a grenade-throwing position.

The architect of the Bijoy '71 sculpture is Shyamal Chowdhury. The construction of the sculpture began in 1997 and was completed in June in 2000. The construction of the sculpture cost about ৳24,00000.

Note: Bijoy '71 and Bijoy Ekattor are two different sculptures.

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