Dhaka Club honours Ekushey Padak recipients | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 22, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 22, 2009

Dhaka Club honours Ekushey Padak recipients


Eminent singer Shahnaz Rahmatullah receives a crest from Shamsur Rahman, former president of Dhaka Club Limited, at a ceremony at its auditorium in the city yesterday. Dhaka Club honoured its members who achieved the Ekushey Padak at different times at the ceremony.Photo: STAR

Dhaka Club Limited yesterday honoured its members who achieved Ekushey Padak at different times, recognising their special contribution to the nation.
Those honoured with crests include National Prof Dr Sufia Ahmed (language), Dr Razia Khan Amin (literature), Ferdausi Rahman (music), Ferdausi Majumder (drama), Shahnaz Rahmatullah (music), Mohammad Kibria (fine arts), Kalim Sharafi (music), Faiz Ahmed (journalism), Qaiyum Chowdhury (fine arts), Mustafa Bashir (fine arts), Dr Anisuzzaman (education) and Syed Shamsul Huq (literature).
The club also honoured Hasnat Abdul Hye (literature), Md Asaf-ud-Dowla (music), Sadeque Khan (language and film), Mustafa Zaman Abbasi (music), Mohammad Inamul Haque (education), Mustafa Monowar (fine arts), Syed Hasan Imam (film), Rafiqunnabi (fine arts), Rahat Khan (literature), Aly Zaker (drama), Ataur Rahman (drama), Prof Abdullah Abu Sayeed, Humayun Ahmed (literature), Jewel Aich (magic), Ramendu Majumder (drama) and Reazuddin Ahmed (journalism).
Former president of the club Shamsur Rahman and incumbent president Sadat Hossain Selim gave away the crests and flowers at its auditorium in the city.
Welcoming the guests, Selim said, “Many of our members are contributing a lot to the nation but remain unrecognised to us. Today's achievement is only a small part of our effort to respect them.”
Litterateur Syed Shamsul Huq said the seed of Bangladesh's independence sowed in 21 February which has now grown as a large plant.
“It is our crucial responsibility to help the plant bloom in its every aspect… making a beautiful Bangladesh,” he added.
The award giving ceremony was followed by a cultural soiree by noted dancers and musicians.

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