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Rokeya Padak-2021 to be handed over Dec 9

Rokeya Padak-2021 to be handed over Dec 9

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The Women and Children Affairs Ministry will organize a function at Osmani Smriti Auditorium on December 9 on the occasion of 'Begum Rokeya Day' and distribute Rokeya Padak (Award)-2021.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will attend the program virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban as the chief guest with State minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatunnesa Indira in the chair at around 10 am, said a press release. 

Five eminent women have been nominated for the Rokeya Padak-2021 for their outstanding contributions to women empowerment and social development, the release added. 

The recipients are - Professor Hasina Zakaria Bela, Archana Biswas, Shamsunnahar Rahman Paran (posthumous), Dr Zinat Huda and Dr Saria Sultana. 

The 'Begum Rokeya Day' is observed marking the birth and death anniversary of Begum Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain, the pioneer for women's rights in the subcontinent.

Special supplements, posters, booklets and souvenirs will be published on the occasion of the day. 

Various programs have been taken at district and upazila levels across the country to celebrate the day with due dignity.