DHAKA, March 25, 2019 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today handed
over ‘Swadhinata Purashkar-2019’ (Independence Award), the highest national
award, to 13 distinguished persons and an organisation here today.
The premier handed over the awards to the recipients in recognition of
their glorious and outstanding contribution to their respective fields at a
function organized by the Cabinet Division at Bangabandhu International
Conference Center in the morning.
The recipients are – martyred intellectual Mufazzal Haider Chowdhury
(posthumous), martyred ATM Zafar Alam (posthumous), AKM Mozammel Haque,
Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, Dr Kazi Misbahun Nahar, Abdul Khalek
(posthumous), Professor Mohammad Khaled (posthumous) and Barrister Shawkat
Ali Khan (posthumous) in independence and Liberation War, Brigadier General
Dr Nurun Nahar Fatema Begum in medical science, Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad
in social service, Murtaza Bashir in culture, Hasan Azizul Haque in
literature, Professor Dr Hasina Khan in research and training and Bangladesh
Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA) in science and technology.
Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam conducted the function and read
out the citations at the program.
Chief Justice, cabinet members, PM’s advisors, lawmakers, chiefs of the
three services, foreign diplomats, freedom fighters, and high civil and
military officials were present on the occasion.
Each award recipient was given a medal weighing 50 grams of gold of 18
karat, Tk 3 lakh and a citation.