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POST TIME: 19 February, 2016 11:03:24 PM
PM to hand over Ekushey Padak 2016 today
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PM to hand over Ekushey Padak 2016 today

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hand over Ekushey Padak-2016 today to the country's 16 eminent personalities in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their respective fields, reports UNB. The distribution ceremony will be held at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the city beginning at 11:00 am. The recipients are: Justice Kazi Ebadul Haque, Dr Sayed Haider, late Syed Golam Kibria (posthumous), Dr Jashimuddin Ahmed for their contribution to the Language Movement, Begum Jahanara Ahmed (arts - television and film), Pandit Amaresh Roy Chowdhury (arts-classical music), Begum Shaheen Samad (arts- Music), Amanul Haque (arts-dance), late Kazi Anwar Hossain in (arts-painting) (posthumous), Mafidul Haque for contribution to the Liberation War and Toab Khan in journalism. The recipients also include Prof Dr ABM Abdullah in research, Mongsen Ching Monsin (research), Joityprakash Dutt (language and literature), Prof Dr Hayat Mahmud (language and literature) and Habibullah Siraji (language and literature). Ekushey Padak is one of the highest civilian awards in Bangladesh, introduced in memory of the martyrs of the Language Movement of 1952. The award consists of Tk 100,000 (as of February 2015), an 18 carat gold medal weighing 3 tolas and a certificate of honour.