KHULNA: Outgoing Deputy Commissioner (DC) and District Magistrate of Khulna Mohammad Helal Hossain has received the Public Administration Medal for the third time.
He received the Public Administration Medal-2021 from Liberation War Affairs Minister AQM Mozammel Haque at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the city on Tuesday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina took part in the virtual ceremony from Ganobhaban as the chief guest.
During his tenure in Khulna, DC Helal Hossain took several humanitarian and developmental initiatives—bringing back the children of Baniyashanta Brothel of Dakope to the mainstream of society was the most significant. To fulfill this initiative he established educational institutions including hostels with the cooperation of local politicians, public representatives and the government officials.
Mohammad Helal Hossain had earlier received the Public Administration Medal-2019 in two categories. He also won the Best Upazila Nirbahi Officer in 2012, Best Deputy Commissioner at the national level on the 3rd Digital Bangladesh Day in 2019 for his impeccable contribution to the ICT sector, and Digital World Award-2020 on the 4th Digital Bangladesh Day in 2020.
Besides, he was nominated for the Jatiya Shuddhachar Puraskar in 2018, the Mother of Humanity Social Welfare Award-2020 introduced by the Ministry of Social Welfare for his honesty and transparency in the workplace.