Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU), the largest professional body of reporters based in Dhaka, celebrated its 27th founding anniversary on Thursday amid much enthusiasm.
Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud inaugurated the programme by hoisting the national flag on the DRU premises.
This year DRU accorded reception to its 13 freedom fighter members. Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque handed over crests and scarfs (uttorio) to them.
The thirteen awardees are: Mrinal Krishna Roy, Muhammad Shafiqur Rahman, Haroon Habib, Mostaq Ahmed Mobaroky, Shafiqul Bashar Chapal, Kartik Chaterjee, Akram Hossain Khan, Azizul Islam Bhuiyan, Swapan Das Gupta, Shahjahan Sardar, M Harunur Rashid Talukder, Shankar Kumer Dey and Halim Azad.