The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon was conferred to Dhaka University Prof Mahmudul Haque at the official residence of Japanese Ambassador in Dhaka Ito Naoki on Wednesday.
At the ceremony, Ambassador Ito Naoki expressed his sincere appreciation to Prof Haque for his longstanding contribution in promoting friendly relations between Japan and Bangladesh through Prof Haque’s works and activities.State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid was also present at the event.
Prof Mahmudul Haque, who obtained a Master’s degree of Fine Arts from Tsukuba University in 1984, has been teaching print making at Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka over decades.
He also served as Director General of Bangladesh National Museum and Chief Coordinator of Asian Biennale Bangladesh.
Prof Haque is the tenth Bangladeshi National who received decoration from the Government of Japan.