PM to present ‘Independence Award’ Sunday

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Dhaka, Mar 24: The ‘Swadhinata Padak- 2018’ (Independence Award) will be given to 18 distinguished persons here on Sunday in recognition of their outstanding contribution to their respective fields.Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hand over the award, the highest civilian honour of the country, to them at a function at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the city at 10 am. The recipients are: Quazi Zakir Hasan (posthumous) in Independence and Liberation War, Shaheed SMA Rashidul Hasan (posthumous) in Independence and Liberation War,

Shankar Govinda Chowdhury (posthumous) in Independence and Liberation War, Air Vice Marshal Sultan Mahmud Bir Uttam in Independence and Liberation War, M Abdur Rahim (posthumous) in Independence and Liberation War, Bhupati Bhusan Chowdhury alias Manik Chowdhury (posthumous) in Independence and Liberation War, Shaheed Lieutenant Mohammad Anwarul Azim (posthumous) in Independence and Liberation War, Humayun Rashid Chowdhury (posthumous) in Independence and Liberation War, Shaheed Amanullah Mohammad Asaduzzaman (posthumous) in Independence and Liberation War, Shaheed Motiur Rahman Mallik (posthumous) in Independence and Liberation War, Shaheed Sergeant Zahurul Haq (posthumous) in Independence and Liberation War, Amzadul Haq in Independence and Liberation War.

Cultural Affairs Minister Assaduzzaman Noor will get the award in Culture while Channel-i director Shykh Seraj in Agricultural Journalism, Prof Dr AK M D Ahsan Ali in Medicine, Professor AK Azad Khan in Social Service, Selina Hossen in Literature and Dr M Abdul Mazid in Food Security.