5 women to get ‘Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Award’

This year, five women of the country are getting the ‘Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Award’. Meanwhile, the names of the awardees have been finalized by the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs.

State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira said this at a press conference at the conference room of Bangladesh Shishu Academy in the capital at 11:30 am on Friday.

She said the government has declared the birth anniversary of Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib (August 8) as a Class ‘Ka’ (A) National Day, a source of patriotism, political foresight, courage, sacrifice and inspiration.

Those who are getting ‘Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib’ awards are –

  1. Professor Momtaz Begum (Posthumous), a Bir Freedom Fighter of Brahmanbaria in the category of ‘Independence and Liberation War’.
  2. Jaya Pati of Tangail (Posthumous) in the category of Education, Culture and Sports.
  3. Mosammat Nurunnahar Begum, an agricultural entrepreneur of Pabna in the category of ‘Agriculture and Rural Development’.
  4. Cumilla’s Bir Freedom Fighter Principal Jobeda Khatun Parul in ‘Politics’.
  5. Netrokona’s Writer and Researcher Nadira Jahan (Surma Zahid) in ‘Research’.

This year, the medals will be awarded to five prominent women in recognition of their significant contributions to the Independence and Liberation War, education, research, agriculture and rural development, and politics.

It is learned that State Minister for Women and Children Affairs will hand over a medal made of 40 grams of 18-carat gold, a replica of the medal, a check for Tk 4 lakh and a certificate to the recipients on behalf of the Prime Minister.