Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressed a function on the occasion of the 'Begum Rokeya Day' and distribution of Rokeya Padak-2019 arranged by the Women and Children Affairs Ministry held at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital.
The Begum Rokeya Day is observed in the country marking the 139th birth and 87th death anniversaries of the pioneer of women renaissance Begum Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain.
At the function, the prime minister handed over Rokeya Padak-2019 to five eminent women for their outstanding contributions to women and social development.
The recipients are � Begum Selina Khalek, Principal Shamsun Nahar, Dr. Nurunnahar Faizunnessa (posthumous), Miss Papri Basu and Begum Akhtar Jahan.
Source: The Prime Minister's Office