Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (file photo)
Five people have received Begum Rokeya Padak this year for their contribution in various fields of society. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over the medals to them at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital today, Friday (December 9) at 10 am.
Ministry of Women and Child Affairs organizes Begum Rokeya Day and Begum Rokeya Medal Ceremony. The Prime Minister presented the medal in person as the chief guest.
Professor Kamrun Nahar Begum (Advocate) of Chittagong district is the winner of Begum Rokeya Medal this year for her special contribution in the establishment of women’s rights. The winner of the Begum Rokeya Medal for making special contributions in the field of socio-economic development of women is Farida Yasmin of Satkhira district (birthplace Khulna), Dr. Narail district. Afroza Parveen has received the Begum Rokeya Padak for her special contribution to the awakening of women through literature and culture. Nachima Begum of Jhenaidah district received the Begum Rokeya Medal for her special contribution in the field of rural development. Rahima Khatun of Faridpur district received the Begum Rokeya Medal for her special contribution to women education.
Each of the medal recipients was given a medal made of 25 grams of eighteen carat gold, a replica of the medal, a check of four lakh rupees and a certificate of appreciation.
Source: ODHIKAR by www.odhikar.news.
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