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PM Hasina distributes Swadhinata Padak

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 11:25, 20 May 2021   Update: 12:03, 20 May 2021

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has handed over Swadhinata Padak (Independence Award), country’s highest civilian award, to nine individuals and one institution for 2021 in recognition of their outstanding contributions to Bangladesh.

The award-distribution program was held at her official residence Ganobhaban on Thursday.

AKM Bazlur Rahman, Shaheed Ahsanullah Master, and Brig Gen (retd) Khurshid Uddin Ahmed and Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu were named posthumously for the award in recognition of their contributions to Independence and the Liberation War.

Dr Mrinmoy Guha Neogi received the highest state award for his contributions to science and technology, Mohadeb Saha for literature, Ataur Rahman and Gazi Mazharul Anwar for culture, and Dr M Amjad Hossain for social work.

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council received the award in the research and training category.

Bangladesh has been recognizing individuals and institutions with the award every year since 1977.