PM to hand over Ekushey Padak Feb 20 | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 18, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 18, 2009

PM to hand over Ekushey Padak Feb 20

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hand over the Ekushey Padak-2009 among 13 eminent personalities at Osmani Memorial Auditorium at 11:00am on February 20, a day ahead of the Amar Ekushey February, the International Mother Language Day.
The awards will be given to the eminent personalities in recognition to their outstanding contributions in their respective fields.
Bangladesh Betar will broadcast the award giving ceremony live on that day, said a press release yesterday.
According to the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, the award comprises Tk 40,000 in cash, a gold medal weighing 3 tolas and a citation.
The recipients of the Ekushey Padak-2009 are: Dr Borhan Uddin Khan Jahangir (education), Prof Dr Syed Anwar Hossain (research), Mahbub-Ul Alam Chowdhury (language movement/posthumous), Ashraf uz Zaman Khan (journalism/posthumous), Begum Bilkis Nasir Uddin (music), Manik Chandra Saha (journalism/posthumous), Humayun Kabir Balu (journalism/posthumous), Begum Selina Hossain (literature), Shamsuzzaman Khan (research), Dr Quazi Kholiq-uzzaman Ahmad (poverty alleviation), Mohammad Rafi Khan (M R Khan) (social service), Mansur-Ul Karim (fine arts), and Ramendu Majumdar (theatre).

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