Govt introduces ‘Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib’ award

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DHAKA, April 26, 2021 (BSS) – The government has introduced
‘Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib’ Award from this year to
recognize five Bangladeshi women in different categories in every
year.

Five Bangladeshi women will be given the award for their important
contributions and glorious role in the categories of politics;
economics; education, culture and sports; social services;
independence and Liberation War, research, agriculture and rural
development, said a press release here.

A virtual meeting was held today on formulating programme for
giving the ‘Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Padak-2021’.

State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa
Indira, Women and Children Affairs Secretary Md. Sayedul Islam, Jatiyo
Mohila Sangstha Chairman Begum Chemon Ara Tayab, Women Affairs
Department Director General Ram Chandra Das and Additional Secretary
Farida Parvin joined the meeting, among others.

The award will be considered as the highest state award for women
in ‘Ka’ category.

It will be given on August 8 every year on the birth anniversary of
Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib.