5 women receive Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Padak
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (August 8, 2022) handed over Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Padak-2022 to five distinguished women for their outstanding contributions to different fields.
The award recipients are: Syeda Zebunnesa Haque (Sylhet) in politics, lawmaker Selima Ahmed (Cumilla) in economics, Dhaka University former Pro-Vice Chancellor Nasreen Ahmad in education, Achhia Alam (Kishoreganj) in social service and valiant freedom fighter of Gopalganj district Ashalata Baidya (commander during the Liberation War) in independence and Liberation War.
The award giving ceremony was held at Osmani Memorial Auditorium and the Prime Minister joined the event virtually from her official residence Gono Bhaban.
State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira, on behalf of the Prime Minister, handed over the awards.
Today is the birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib, PM's mother and wife of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
She braced martyrdom along with Bangabandhu and other family members in a brutal attack by some army personnel on August 15, 1975.