Bangabandhu conferred ‘FOSWAL Literature Award’ for his trilogy
The Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature (FOSWAL) today conferred 'Special Literary Award' to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for his trilogy -- The Unfinished Memoirs, The Prison Diaries, and New China 1952.
"Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature is honoured to present SAARC Literature Award- 2023 in its 63rd Literature Festival to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for outstanding literary excellence for his trilogy," said a citation before handing over the award.
"It is the proud privilege of Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature to honour Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for outstanding literary excellence for his trilogy," added the citation.
Eminent Punjabi novelist and FOSWAL Founder President Ajeet Cour formally handed over the award to the visiting Bangladeshi writers and researchers Ramendu Majumder and Mofidul Haque at the festival.
SAARC Literary Award is an annual award conferred by the Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature (FOSWAL) since 2001.
The three-day regional literary conference of FOSWAL began in the Indian capital New Delhi this morning. A large number of eminent writers and literatures from the South East Asian region including Bangladesh have been participating in the conference.
Eminent writer Selina Hossain, Ramendu Majumder, Mohidul Haque and Mohit Kamal, among others, have been participating in the FOSWAL Regional Conference from Bangladesh.
Minister (Press) of Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi Shaban Mahmood and Consular (Political) Safiul Alam were present at the function on behalf of the high commission.