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Five women selected for Rokeya Padak-2021

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Published: 19:08, 7 December 2021  
Five women selected for Rokeya Padak-2021

Five eminent women have been selected for the Rokeya Padak-2021 for their outstanding contributions to women empowerment and social development.

The recipients are - Professor Hasina Zakaria Bela, Archana Biswas, Shamsunnahar Rahman Paran (posthumous), Dr Zinat Huda and Dr Saria Sultana.

The Women and Children Affairs Ministry will organize a function at Osmani Smriti Auditorium on December 9 on the occasion of 'Begum Rokeya Day' and distribute Rokeya Padak (Award)-2021.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will attend the program virtually from her official residence Ganobhaban as the chief guest with State minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatunnesa Indira in the chair.

The 'Begum Rokeya Day' is observed marking the birth and death anniversary of Begum Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain, the pioneer for women's rights in the subcontinent.
 

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