On the eve of their unconditional surrender to the Bangladesh-India Joint Command on December 16, the Pakistani army with their local collaborators, brutally killed hundreds of leading intellectuals of the country, as part of a master plan to academically cripple the soon to be liberated nation. Every year the nation mourns December 14 as the Martyred Intellectuals Day. Streams of people will visit the Martyred Intellectuals Monument at Rayer Bazar today. According to Banglapedia, the dead intellectuals include an estimated 991 teachers, 13 journalists, 49 physicians, 42 lawyers, and 16 writers, artists and engineers. Their sacrifice, and the reason for the sacrifice, has made them immortals. The nation's freedom was born through their collective sacrifice. An installation depicting the brutality was held at the Shilpakala Academy premises as part of their month long victory day celebrations.