PM distributes Begum Rokeya Padak

Published : 09 Dec 2020, 14:13

Sahos Desk

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today handed over the prestigious Begum Rokeya Padak-2020 to five persons for their outstanding contributions to society and women empowerment.

She distributed the Padak (award) at a program at Bangladesh Shishu Academy Auditorium joining virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban.

State Minister for Women and Children affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira handed over the Padak on behalf of the prime minister marking Begum Rokeya Day-2020.

This year, Professor Dr Shireen Akhter in education, Brigadier General Dr Nazma Begum in women’s professional development, Manjulika Chakma in women’s socio-economic development, Begum Mushtari Shafi in literature and culture, and Farida Akter in women’s rights categories have received the prestigious award.

Ministry of Children and Women Affairs organized the event on the occasion of Begum Rokeya’s birth and death anniversary.

Source: BSS

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