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PM hands over Independence Award today 

 Staff Correspondent  daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:46 AM, 25 March 2019   Updated: 11:07 AM, 25 March 2019

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The 'Swadhinata Padak-2019' (Independence Award), the highest civilian honour of the country, will be given to 12 distinguished persons and an organisation in recognition of their glorious and outstanding contribution to their respective fields.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hand over the award to them at a function at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on Monday morning on the eve of the Independence Day.

Earlier, on March 10, the government declared the names of 12 noted persons and an organisation for this year’s Swadhinata Purashkar.

Those nominated for the award are: martyred intellectual Mufazzal Haider Chowdhury (posthumous), martyred ATM Zafar Alam (posthumous), AKM Mozammel Haque, Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, Dr Kazi Misbahun Nahar, Abdul Khalek (posthumous) and Professor Mohammad Khaled (posthumous) in independence and Liberation War, Brigadier General Dr Nurun Nahar Fatema Begum in medical science, Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad in social service, Murtaza Bashir in culture, Hasan Azizul Haque in literature, Professor Dr Hasina Khan in research and training and Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA) in science and technology.

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