Legendary film actress Farida Akhter Babita has received the "International Women's Day 2021 Award" for her continued contribution to the development of women.
The award ceremony was organised by Distressed Children and Infants International and Cambridge Rotary Club on the occasion of International Women's Day 2021, a press release said today.
Both organisations are situated in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Babita attended the ceremony virtually and received the award from Denise Jillson, executive director of the Harvard Square Business Association.
Dr Ehsan Hoque, executive director of DCI, its President Dr Brian DeBroff and DCI Goodwill Ambassador Sabina Yasmin (Singer) congratulated Babita on receiving the award.
"It is very humbling to receive such an honour on the International Women's Day and I dedicate this honour to all the women and children of the world from all religions, race, ethnicities, cultures and philosophies, who continue to move forward in spite of the many obstacles," Babita said after receiving the award.
Babita an internationally renowned film actress who has received critical acclaim for her portrayal of women who face the hardships, oppression and social injustice prevalent in third world countries.
She is best known for her performance in Satyajit Ray's Distant Thunder, a novel adaptation about the Bengal famine of 1943, which won the Golden Bear prize at the 1973 Berlin Film Festival, said the press release.