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Anthem award follows Kidscreen award for Sisimpur

Sisimpur, the popular children’s program for Bangladeshi children won the internationally acclaimed 3rd Anthem Award under the category of “Film, Video, Television or Show”. 

Update : 02 Feb 2024, 07:37 PM

Through messages of diversity, equality, and inclusion (DEI), Sisimpur has played a significant role in bringing about transformative changes in society, earning this award.

To emphasize DEI content, Sisimpur has also introduced a new character called Julia with autism, in addition to the four main characters Halum, Tuktuki, Ikri and Shiku. Since the inception of Sisimpur, The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has been supporting the program through financial assistance and technical guidance.

Since 2021, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences has been presenting Anthem Award to individuals and organizations making impactful changes in society and globally through meaningful initiatives. The announcement of the 3rd annual Anthem Award was made on the evening of January 30. Sisimpur emerged victorious in this competition, with approximately 2,000 submissions from 44 countries.

In expressing his excitement for Sisimpur being awarded the Anthem Award, the Managing Director of Sesame Workshop Bangladesh (SWB) and Chief of Party of USAID’s Promoting Education for Early Learners project/Sisimpur project, Mohammad Shah Alam said: “This is undoubtedly a great achievement for the Bangladesh media industry and for everyone involved with the program.”

It's noteworthy that SWB won the Kidscreen Award in 2022, and before that, in 2010 the BBC World Service Trust recognized Sisimpur as the best children show and the third most popular show in overall categories.


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