The prime minister will hand over the awards on March 25
The government has picked nine renowned personalities and an organization for highest state award "Swadhinata Padak 2020" (Independence Award) in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their respective fields.
The recipients are Member of Parliament Golam Dastagir Gazi, Commander Abdur Rouf (posthumous), Md Anwar Pasha (posthumous) and Azizur Rahman for Independence and Liberation War; Prof Dr Md Obaidul Kabir Chowdhury and Prof Dr AKMA Muqtadir for medical science; SM Raij Uddin Ahmed for literature; Kalipada Das and Ferdousi Mazumder for culture; and Bharateswari Homes for education.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hand over the awards to them at a function in Dhaka on March 25, reports UNB.
Since 1977, Bangladesh honours individuals and institutions with the award every year ahead of the Independdence Day.