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PM Hasina to distribute Swadhinata Padak on Thursday

The award-distribution event will be held at her official Ganabhaban residence

Update : 19 May 2021, 03:50 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will distribute Swadhinata Padak (Independence Award), country’s highest civilian award, to nine individuals and one institution for 2021 on Thursday in recognition of their outstanding contributions to Bangladesh.

The award-distribution program will be held at her official residence Ganabhaban, according to sources at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

AKM Bazlur Rahman, Shaheed Ahsanullah Master, and Brig Gen (retd) Khurshid Uddin Ahmed and Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu have been named posthumously for the award in recognition of their contributions to Independence and the Liberation War. 

Dr Mrinmoy Guha Neogi will receive the highest state award for his contributions to science and technology, Mohadeb Saha for literature; Ataur Rahman and Gazi Mazharul Anwar for culture, and Dr M Amjad Hossain for social work.

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council will receive the award in the research and training category.

Bangladesh has been recognizing individuals and institutions with the award every year since 1977.

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