Prime Minister awards Begum Rokeya Padak-2023 to five women Begum Rokeya Medal
PID Sheikh Hasina (middle) presenting the medal

Prime Minister awards Begum Rokeya Padak-2023 to five women

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 10 Dec 2023, 10:20 am

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 10 December 2023: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina awarded Begum Rokeya Padak-2023 to five women for their outstanding contribution to society, women's education and women's empowerment.

On the occasion of the 143rd birth and 91st death anniversary of Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, she distributed the medal at a function on Saturday, December 9 at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the city.

Ministry of Women and Child Affairs organizes this event to celebrate Begum Rokeya Day 2023 and distribute Begum Rokeya Padak 2023. The recipients of the Begum Rokeya Padak 2023 are: Khaleda Ekram (posthumous), Dr. Halida Hanum Akhtar, Kamrunnessa Ashraf Dina (posthumous), Ranita Bala and Nishat Majumder.

Each of the awardees was given a gold medal, a certificate and a check of Rs 4 lakh.

State Minister for Women and Children Fajilatun Nessa Indira MP and Secretary Najma Mubarek spoke on the occasion. On behalf of the award winners, Nishat Majumder expressed his feelings on winning the award.