UNESCO to introduce award in honour of Bangabandhu

11 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is going to launch an international prize in the field of ‘creative economy’ in the name of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The award named ‘UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Inter-national Prize’ in the Field of ‘Creative Economy’ will be given once in every two years to encourage young people to take initiative in the creative economy, reports BSS.

Bangladesh welcomes such initiative of UNESCO as it shows deep respect and honor to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, said Mahbub Uddin Chowdhury, secretary general of the UNESCO Club Association in Bangladesh and a journalist. “There is no doubt that the UNESCO award will be the most effective medium at the moment to internationalize and spread Bangabandhu’s life and philosophy on the occasion of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation, the architect of Bangladesh,” he added.

The first award ceremony will be held on the occasion of UNESCO’s 41st session of the UNESCO General Conference in November,2021, he informed.

UNESCO usually awards in various categories in the name of various eminent persons and organizations at the international level.

This is the very first time it has decided to give an award in the name of the father of the nation of Bangladesh.