PM hands over Ekushey Padak today

Dhaka, Wednesday   08 April 2020

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PM hands over Ekushey Padak today

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:56 AM, 20 February 2020   Updated: 11:21 AM, 20 February 2020

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hands over the “Ekushey Padak-2020” among 20 eminent persons and an organization today on the eve of the Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day.

The prime minister will hand over the Ekushey Padak, the second-highest civilian award in Bangladesh, at a function at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital at 10:30 am on Thursday.

On February 5, the government announced the names of 20 eminent persons and an organization for the “Ekushey Padak-2020” for their outstanding contributions to respective fields.

They are:

  1. late Aminul Islam Badsha (posthumous) in Language Movement
  2. Begum Dalia Nawshin in music
  3. Shankar Roy in music
  4. Begum Mita Haque in music
  5. Md Golam Mostafa Khan in dance
  6. SM Mohsin in acting
  7. Professor Dr Farida Zaman in fine arts
  8. late Haji Akhter Sardar (posthumous) in Liberation War
  9. Abdul Jabbar (posthumous) in Liberation War
  10. late Dr AAM Mesbahul Haque (Bachchu Daktar) (posthumous) in Liberation War
  11. Zafar Wazed (Ali Wazed Zafar) in journalism
  12. Dr Jahanagir Alam in research
  13. Hafez Kari Allama Syed Mohammad Saifur Rahman Nijami Shah in research
  14. Professor Dr Bikiran Prasad Barua in education
  15. Professor Dr Shamsul Alam in economics
  16. Sufi Mohammad Mizanur Rahman in social service
  17. Dr Nurun Nabi in language and literature
  18. late Sikder Aminul Haque (posthumous) in language and literature
  19. Begum Nazmun Nesa Piyari in language and literature
  20. Professor Dr Sayeba Akhter in medical science.

Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute won the award in research.

The ‘Ekushey Award’, the second-highest civilian award in Bangladesh, was introduced in memory of the martyrs of the Language Movement of 1952.

The award is given to individuals and organizations in recognition of contributions to a number of fields including liberation war, literature, music, education, journalism, poverty reduction, research, and visual arts.

The cultural affairs ministry confers the award with a gold medal, a certificate of honor and cash.

The nation is set to observe the “Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day” on February 21 to pay glowing tributes to the Language Movement martyrs who made supreme sacrifice for the cause of the mother language on this day in 1952.

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