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Netherlands honours Sir Fazle Hasan Abed with knighthood

  • Published at 10:56 pm November 20th, 2019
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Sir Fazle's family members along with representatives from the Netherlands embassy were present at the event

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chair emeritus of Brac, has been decorated Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau for his contributions in alleviating poverty especially of women and children.

He accepted the insignia of the Royal Knighthood given by Harry Verweij, Dutch Ambassador to Bangladesh, on behalf of King Willem Alexander of The Netherlands on Wednesday, said a press release.

Sir Fazle's family members along with representatives from the Netherlands embassy were present at the event.

"On behalf of His Majesty the King it is my great honour and privilege to present to you the insignia of Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau,” Ambassador Verweij said.

Fazle expressed his delight at the acknowledgement by the Dutch Crown. "Being named an Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau is an immense honour," he said.