47 yrs of Bangabandhu’s Julio-Curie award tomorrow


DHAKA, May 22, 2020 (BSS) – Tomorrow is the 47 years of Father of the
Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s receiving the Julio-Curie award.

Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founder of the
Bengali nation-state and the architect of independence, the forerunner of
democracy and peace movement, was awarded the Julio-Curie Peace Prize by the
World Peace Council on 23 May 1973.

To commemorate the contributions of world-renowned scientists Marie Curie
and Pierre Curie to the struggle for world peace, the World Peace Council has
been awarding Julio Curie Peace Prize to distinguished individuals and
organizations since 1950 for outstanding contribution to the fight against
fascism, anti-imperialism, humanitarian welfare and peace.

World leaders, like Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh, Yasser Arafat, Salvador
Allende, Nelson Mandela, Indira Gandhi, Mother Teresa, poet and politician
Pablo Neruda, Jawaharlal Nehru, Martin Luther King, Leonid Brezhnev were
awarded the prize.

The peace prize of the World Peace Council was an international recognition
of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for his
contribution to the establishment of world peace.

The Julio-Curio Peace Prize award was the first ever international award
for Bangladesh. As a result of this great achievement, the Father of the
Nation turned into Vishwabandhu from Bangabandhu.

The Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Birth Centenary
Celebration National Implementation Committee has requested the authorities
concerned to spread the significance of this day in all media with special

Bangladesh Television will broadcast a program titled ‘Julio Curie
Bangabandhu’. Other media outlets will also take steps to promote the day
with significance.