9 people, one organisation named for Swadhinata Padak
Published : Sunday, 7 March, 2021 at 5:29 PM Count : 358
The government has nominated nine renowned personalities and an organization for "Swadhinata Padak 2021" (Independence Award) in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their respective fields.
The recipients are AKM Bazlur Rahman, Shaheed Ahsan Ullah Master, valiant freedom fighter Brig Gen Khurshid Ahmed and Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu for Independence and Liberation War; Dr Mrinmoy Guha Neogi for Science and Technology; poet Mohadev Saha for Literature, Ataur Rahman and Gazi Mazharul Anwar for (Culture), Prof M Amzad Hossain (Social Welfare); and Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC).
Since 1977, Bangladesh honours individuals and institutions with this highest state award every year ahead of the Independence Day.