PM distributes 'Ekushey Padak-2022' on Sunday

19 February 2022, 07:08 pm | Updated: 05 October 2023, 07:57 am

PM distributes 'Ekushey Padak-2022' on Sunday
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hand over the "Ekushey Padak 2022" among 24 eminent persons at a programme at Osmani Memorial Auditorium on the occasion of the Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day.

The premier will hand over the Ekushey Padak, the second highest civilian award in Bangladesh, virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence in the city on Sunday at 10am.

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today issued separate messages on the occasion of awarding the Ekushey Padak.

In the separate messages on the eve of the occasion, both the President and the Prime Minister wished success of the event.

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.

On February 3, the government announced the names of 24 eminent persons for the "Ekushey Padak 2022" for their outstanding contributions to respective fields.

This year, two persons got the award in the Language Movement category, four in the Liberation War, seven in Shilpakala (art, music and dance), two in Social Service, two in Language and Literature, four in Research and one each in journalism, Science and Technology, and education.

Category : National