Five receive Rokeya Padak

The award recognizes the pioneering contribution of an individual in empowering women and raising women’s issues.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has handed over the prestigious Begum Rokeya Padak to five persons for their outstanding contributions towards society, women education and women empowerment.

Ministry of Women and Children Affairs organized the event at Bangladesh Shishu Academy auditorium on Wednesday, marking the 140th birth and 88th death anniversary of Begum Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain.

In 2020, Prof Dr Shireen Akhter in education, Brig Dr Nazma Begum in women’s emancipation, Monjulika Chakma in socio-economic development, Begum Mushtari Shafi in literature and culture, and Farida Akter in women’s rights categories, have been selected for the prestigious award.



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