Ten female science researchers of the country have got the icddr’b’s ‘The Mujib100 Health Research Grants for Women in Science in Bangladesh’ award given marking the birth centenary of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The award was given at a award giving ceremony hosted by icddr,b at its Sasakawa Auditorium in Mohakhali of the capital on Tuesday.
This research grant is the first initiative of its kind to build a new generation of women researchers and scientists in Bangladesh.
The Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had great admiration for icddr,b, which was earlier known as the Cholera Research Laboratory, and used to involve icddr,b whenever there was a public health crisis in Bangladesh.
He also believed that it was crucial for women to be engaged in science. The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is one of the Visionary Leaders in the World encourages women empowerment to build a new generation of women researchers and scientists in Bangladesh.