DHAKA: Fifteen personalities were awarded ‘Ekushey Padak’ for the year 2012 for their outstanding contribution to the nation’s advances in different fields.
"Each recipient will get Tk 1 lakh, a gold-medal weighing 3.5 tolas and a citation," said an official announcement.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over the prestigious award to the recipients at a function at Osmani Memorial Auditorium here Monday.
Among others, Information Minister Abul Kalam Azad attended the programme.
The recipients are-Momtaj Begum (posthumous) for Language Movement, artist Mobinul Azim (posthumous), film maker Tareq Masud (posthumous), artiste Dr Enamul Haq and Mamunur Rashid and Professor Karunamoy Goswami for art and culture, journalists Mishuk Munir (posthumous), Ehtesham Haider Chowdhury and Habibur Rahman Milon for journalism, Prof Ajoy Kumar Roy, Dr Monsurul Alam Khan and Professor AK Nazmul Karim (postmous) for education, Professor Baren Chakraborty for science and technology, Srimath Suddhananda Mohathero for social service, Professor Humayun Azad (posthumous) for language and literature.
BDST : 1302 HRS, FEB 20, 2012
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