Tuesday, 5 July, 2022

Govt seeks application for 'Sheikh Russel Padak-2022'

The government has called for online application from respective people and institutions for 'Sheikh Russel Padak-2022'.

The 'Sheikh Russel Day' will be observed in the country in a befitting manner on October 18 marking the birthday of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's youngest son Shaheed Sheikh Russel.

Ahead of the day, online applications are being sought for conferring 'Sheikh Russel Padak' in various categories at the national level to provide encouragement and recognition to children and adolescents under 18 years of age and related organizations, said a press release of the Information and Communication Technology Division(ICT- Division).

As per the release, people interested for this award can submit their applications from June 10 to July 9.

The date of the selection by Verification-Selection Committee will be on July 12-20, the date of the completion of evaluation activities by the evaluation committee will be on July 21- September 20 and finalization date by central committee will be on September 21-October 5.

The announcement date will be on October 18.

For detailed information, everyone is asked to visit websites: www.doict.gov.bd, www.ictd.gov.bd and www.sheikhrussel.gov.bd.

Sheikh Russel, also the youngest brother of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was born on October 18 in 1964 at the historic Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi-32 in the city.

But he was brutally killed along with most of his family members, including his father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, on August 15, 1975 when he was a student of class four at University Laboratory School.

The Cabinet Division declared October 18, the birthday of Sheikh Russel, as Sheikh Russel Day in 2021.