Six heroic women freedom fighters of Rangpur honored

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Rangpur, Feb 15: Six heroic women freedom fighters (FFs) of Rangpur were honoured today for their outstanding contribution to the country’s Liberation War marking the golden jubilee of independence of Bangladesh.

The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs Ministry organised a national level function to honor the women freedom fighters at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital and all Deputy Commissioners’ offices across the country virtually participated in the event.

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque MP attended the function as the chief guest with State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nesa Indira MP in the chair.

The Liberation War Affairs Minister also virtually distributed crests, scarves, sharee and souvenir among the six heroic women freedom fighters of Rangpur through Deputy Commissioner of Rangpur Md. Asib Ahsan.

The honored heroic women freedom fighters of Rangpur are Aklima Khikndker of Purbo Shalbon area, Jahanara Begum and Mahmuda Yasmin of Munshipara area, Monsura Begum of Kamal kachhan area, Anwara Begum of Radhaballav area and Ayesha Begum of Tazhat area in Rangpur city and Ruplai Rani Singha of Dakshin Ajoddhapur area under sadar upazila in Rangpur.

After receiving the awards, the heroic women freedom fighters expressed deep gratitude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for properly evaluating and honoring them while celebrating the golden jubilee of the country’s independence.

Deputy Director of the Department of Women’s Affairs Kawser Parveen, high officials, heroic freedom fighters, socio-cultural and professional activists attended the function held at the conference room of the Deputy Commissioner in Rangpur.