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PM distributes Bangamata Padak- 2022

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Update: 2022-08-08 12:01:19
PM distributes Bangamata Padak- 2022

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (Aug 8) distributed "Bangamata Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib Padak-2022" among five distinguished women for their outstanding contributions to various fields marking the 92nd birth anniversary of the wife of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
She virtually joined the award distribution ceremony as the chief guest from her official Ganabhaban residence here.

Ministry of Women and Cultural Affairs organised the function at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in city as the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Gopalganj also remotely connected to it.
Five women who received the Padak, the highest state honour for women, are: Syeda Zebunnesa Haque (Sylhet) in politics, lawmaker Selima Ahmed (Cumilla) in economics, Dhaka University's former Pro-Vice Chancellor Nasreen Ahmad in education, Mst Achhia Alam (Kishoreganj) in social service and valiant freedom fighter of Gopalganj district Ashalata Baidya (commander during the Liberation War) in independence and Liberation War.
Each of the recipients got a medal made of 40gm of 18-carat gold, a cheque of Taka 4 lakh and a certificate of honour.

On behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira handed over the Padak introduced last year.

The premier also inaugurated handing over financial assistance and sewing machines among insolvent women across the country on Bangamata's birth anniversary.
With the state minister in the chair, Women and Cultural Affairs Secretary Md. Hasanuzzaman Kallol gave the address of welcome while eminent writer Anwara Syed Haq delivered the keynote speech.

Bangamata was born on August 8 in 1930 at Tungipara village in Gopalganj. She was killed brutally along with Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members on the fateful night of August 15 in 1975.

The birthday of Bangamata is being observed today across the country in a befitting manner.
BDST: 1200 HRS, AUG 08, 2022

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