As part of its International Women's Day celebrations, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) arranged a six-day celebrations programme. On the closing day, the academy honoured 14 Biranganas from Mymensingh at an award giving ceremony at its Experimental Theatre Hall on March 13. Ayesha Khanam, president of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad handed over the awards to the Biranganas as chief guest. Liaquat Ali Lucky, director general of the academy presided over the programme. Professor Dr. Md Delwar Hossain, provost of Sergeant Zahurul Haq Hall, Dhaka University, spoke on the occasion as special guest. Begum Sara Ara Mahmud, director of the movie and theatre department, BSA delivered the welcome speech at the event.
The awardees are Moymona Khatun, Halima Khatun, Sahera Khatun, Rezia Khatun, Rumesa Khatun, Jahera Khatun, Fatema Khatun, Poyrabi Nesa, Ayesha Khatun, Nurjahan, Nirmola Rishi, Geeta Rani Rishi, Basanti Rishi and Mosammat Razia Khatum Komola.