Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday handed over the Begum Rokeya Padak 2022 to five women for their outstanding contributions towards society, women’s education and women empowerment.
Sheikh Hasina distributed the Padak at a programme in the city’s Osmani Memorial Auditorium, marking the 142nd birth and 90th death anniversary of Begum Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain.
The women and children affairs ministry arranged the event to celebrate Begum Rokeya Day 2022 and distribute Begum Rokeya Padak 2022.
Rahima Khatun from Faridpur received the award this year for her contribution to women’s education, Professor Kamrun Nahar Begum (Advocate) from Chattogram for her contribution to the establishment of women’s rights, Farida Yasmin from Khulna for her special contribution to women’s socio-economic development, Dr Afroza Parveen from Narail for her contribution to the enlightenment of women through literature and culture, and Nasima Begum from Jhenaidah for her contribution to rural development.
Dr Afroza, on behalf of the recipients, shared her feelings on this occasion.
Each of the recipients received a gold medal, a cheque for Tk4 lakh, and a certificate of appreciation.
State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira chaired the event, while Women and Children Secretary Md Hasanuzzaman Kallol delivered the welcome speech.
Source: United News of Bangladesh