PM for introducing peace award in name of Bangabandhu
News Desk || risingbd.com
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced to introduce peace award in the name of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
She made the announcement while addressing as the chief guest a function organised to celebrate the golden jubilee of the conferment of the Joliot-Curie Peace Medal to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Sunday (May 28).
Cabinet Division organised the event at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC).
Cabinet Secretary Md Mahbub Hossain delivered welcome address, while eminent politician and researcher Monayem Sarker made keynote speech at the programme.
Sheikh Hasina announced to introduce “Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Peace Prize” to recognise those who are working for establishing peace in home and abroad.
“Because we want peace and we will surely advance towards the path of peace,” she said.
Expressing her tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Premier said that Bangabandhu had received peace prize, disseminated the message of peace in his entire life, but he had to sacrifice his life.
“What a misfortune for us, the man who spoke of peace had to give his life,” she said, adding that “today, he is no more with us, but we want that his country may build up as a developed and prosperous one.”
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was awarded the Julio-Curie Peace Prize by the World Peace Council on May 23, 1973.
World leaders like Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh, Yasser Arafat, Salvador Allende, Nelson Mandela, Indira Gandhi, Mother Teresa, poet and politician Pablo Neruda, Jawaharlal Nehru, Martin Luther King and Leonid Brezhnev were awarded the prize.
The peace prize of the World Peace Council was an international recognition of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for his contribution to the establishment of world peace.
The Julio-Curio Peace Prize award was the first ever international award for Bangladesh.
As a result of this great achievement, the Father of the Nation became Bhishwabandhu from Bangabandhu.
To commemorate the contributions of world-renowned scientists Marie Curie and Pierre Curie to the struggle for world peace, the World Peace Council has been awarding Julio Curie Peace Prize to distinguished individuals and organisations since 1950 for outstanding contribution to the fight against fascism, anti-imperialism, humanitarian welfare and peace.