Bangladesh Pratidin Editor Naem Nizam has received Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to journalism over the last three decades.
Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud handed over the award to Naem Nizam at a function at Dhaka Club in the capital. State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid was present as special guest on the occasion.
Film actor Ilias Kanchan, environment activist Mukit Majumder Babu, Dhaka University Prof Hamida Khanum, television actor Mahmud Sajjad and Nandan Park CEO Tushar Bin Yunus received Lifetime Achievement Awards for their contributions to their respective fields.
Filmmaker Md Salim Khan, Ibn Haisam Laboratories Ltd Managing Director Moazzem Hossain Badol and banker Md Tareq Uddin also received special awards.
Entertainment periodical Binodon Bichitra editor Dewan Habibur Rahman delivered the welcome address at the function. Khondokar Ismail conducted the session.
Information Minister Hasan Mahmud thanked the TRUB for honouring the enlightened ones and inspiring others to do social goods.
“Bangladesh is moving forward under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The country’s economy maintained good performance despite the pandemic. The country’s per capita income increased in a recent evaluation,” he said.
“Those who show the path to society through writing and other modes should be recognized. The government always appreciates the constructive criticism from media to uphold democracy,” he added. Hasan Mahmud said the culture of private television flourished during the regime of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He urged the television stations to project ethics and humanitarian activities.
Addressing the function, State Minister KM Khalid recalled the contributions of his elder brother, actor Mahmud Sajjad, who passed away recently.
Editor Naem Nizam said: “I was the first news editor of ATN Bangla and contributed to establishing News24 and Radio Capital”.
He expressed his desire to continue journalism upholding the spirit of the liberation war.
TRUB President Salam Mahmud expressed gratitude to all awardees for their outstanding contribution to the country and society as well.
Editor Naem Nizam has been leading the largest circulated Bangla newspaper ‘Bangladesh Pratidin’ for over a decade. He was a political reporter in the late eighties and nineties. He has worked for several dailies including Daily Ajker Kagoj and Daily Bhorer Kagoj.
In 2006, he became the managing editor of STV US. Naem was the founding news editor of ATN Bangla Television.