The Independence Award (Swadhinata Puroskar)-2020, the highest state award given by the government of Bangladesh, will be handed over on Thursday (Oct 29).
The medals will be handed over to the awardees at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital where Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to take part in the event via video conference from Ganabhaban, local media reported citing the PM’s press wing.
The programme will be broadcast live on Bangladesh Television (BTV), Bangladesh Betar and several satellite television channels, radio and online platforms.
Those nominated for the award this time are: Textile and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi (Bir Pratik), late Commander (Retd.) Abdur Rauf, late Muhammad Anwar Pasha and Azizur Rahman in independence and Liberation War, Professor Dr Md Ubaydul Kabir Chowdhury and Professor Dr AKMA Muktadir in Medical Science, Kalipada Das and Ferdousi Majumdar in culture and Bharateswari Homes, a boarding school for girls located in Mirzapur under Tangail district, in education category.