POST TIME: 13 May, 2019 12:43:38 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 13 May, 2019 11:43:06 AM
‘Gorbini Ma’ award conferred on nine mothers
Mothers of Momtaz, Popy, Nisho honoured

‘Gorbini Ma’ award conferred
on nine mothers

(Standing back from left) Popy, Momtaz and Nisho with their mothers at the award ceremony.

On the occasion of the International Mother’s Day yesterday, Universal Medical College Hospital hosted the sixth annual ‘Gorbini Ma’ award ceremony to honour the mothers of the people who have contributed immensely to the country’s culture and development.

Nine mothers were honoured at the ceremony held at RAOWA Convention Centre-2 in the city’s Moakhali DOHS area.

Presided over by Universal Medical College Hospital chairman Priti Chakrabarty, DNCC mayor Atiqul Islam graced the function as special guest. Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, who was the chief guest, handed over the awards to the proud mothers.

This year, the proud recipients were Ujala Begum, mother of folk singer and MP Momtaz Begum; Marium Begum, mother of National Film Award winner Sadika Parvin Popy; and Anjuman Ara, mother of the popular actor Afran Nisho.

Monwara Begum, mother of state minister for health and family welfare Dr Murad Hassan, Apple Rani Saha, mother of journalist Munni Saha, and Kazi Mahfuza Begum, mother of pilot Captain Zakariya, were also honoured with the ‘Gorbini Ma’ award.

Besides, Zaheda Khatun, mother of DIG (Highway Range) Md Atiqul Islam Asia Rahman, mother of Dhaka University microbiology department head Prof. Sabita Rezwana Rahman, Amena Kahatun, mother of RAB executive magistrate Md Sarwar Alam, and Sima Sarkar, mother of Hridoy Sarkar, were also felicitated likewise.

The artistes shared their thoughts on the honour that their mothers received.

Momtaz said, “This is an emotional moment for me. Nothing can be compared to a mother. On this International Mother’s Day, I wish to express my utmost respect to my mother. I wish love and respect to every mother in the world. Mothers are blessings for us and with that blessing, I want to move forward.”

Popy said, “It is a memorable day for me. I have received many awards in my life, but my mother receiving this award is my greatest achievement in life.”

Taking the stage, Nish said, “It was my parent’s dream that I should join the defence forces, but I turned out to be an actor. They were not happy with my decision, but my mother still inspired me to pursue my dream and here I am, because of her inspiration. Now my family is happy. Still, I cannot express how much I love my mother.”

Photo Courtesy : Golam Sabbir