Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Monday said the government has fixed December 4 and 5 to hold the planned ‘World Peace Conference” as part of ongoing celebration of birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
“We have decided to hold the conference on our month of victory and we are hopeful to make it in-person,” he told reporters at his residence on Monday, reports BSS.The foreign minister said “Bangabandhu Peace Award” would be introduced and conferred during the conference.
He mentioned that many countries do confer such awards on the name of their father of the nation as like Gandhi peace award in India and Mandela award in South Africa.
Momen said Dhaka is not planning to invite any head of states or governments to the conference rather it is planning to gather world renowned peace activists, writers, poets, singers and global civil societies figures to promote a culture of peace and tolerance.
The foreign minister said a national committee headed by Speaker Shirin Sharmin Choudhury has already been formed to organize the peace conference successfully. He informed that the national committee is scheduled to hold its first meeting today where it would discuss on what procedure the Bangabandhu Peace award would be conferred.
Earlier, the minister said a special discussion would be held on Bangabandhu during the world peace conference as Bangladesh is now a model country for peace following the path shown by its founding father.
Bangladesh, under the leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, is spreading the peace message across the world which is the “culture of peace.”