Friday, 19 August, 2022
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5 to get ‘Bangamata Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib Award’

The government has named five “outstanding personalities” as the recipients of the “Bangamata Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib Award” 2022 for their contributions to different sectors, reports UNB.

State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira announced the names during a press briefing in Dhaka Saturday.

The government has introduced the award to recognise five Bangladeshi women in politics, economics, education, culture and sports, social services, independence and liberation war, research, and agriculture and rural development every year.

This year’s awardees are Sylhet’s Syeda Jebunnesa Haque (politics), Cumilla-2 MP Selima Ahmed (economics), former Dhaka University pro-vice chancellor Nasreen Ahmed (education), Kishoreganj’s Asia Alam (social service), and Gopalganj’s Ashalata Baidya (independence and liberation war).