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5 prominent women receive Begum Rokeya Padak-2021

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Begum Rokeya Padak-2021
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has awarded Begum Rokeya Padak-2021 to five eminent women for their outstanding contribution to women's empowerment and social development.

As the chief guest on Thursday, December 9 in the morning, the Prime Minister presented the medal at a function organized by the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital via video conference from her official residence Gono Bhaban.

State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa handed over the medals to the winners on behalf of the Prime Minister. The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs organized the event on the occasion of Begum Rokeya Day.

The award winners are Prof. Hasina Zakaria (Bela) for Women's Education, Archana Biswas for Women's Rights, Shamsunnahar Rahman Paran (posthumous) for Women's Socio-Economic Development, Prof. Dr Saria Sultana for Women's Revolution through Women's Education, Literature and Culture and Dr Zeenat Huda for rural development.

Begum Rokeya Day is celebrated on the occasion of the birth and death anniversary of Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, a pioneer of women's rights in the sub-continent.

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