Dhaka, Feb 14 (bdnews24.com) – The government has named 13 recipients of the prestigious Ekushey Padak for 2011.
They are poet Shaheed Quadri and Abdul Haque (language and literature), late Shawkat Ali, late Mosharef Uddin and late Amanul Haque (language movement), late Ustad Akhter Sadmani, Abdul Karim Shah and Jyotsna Biswas (performing arts), late Abdul Haque Chowdhury (research), Noor Zahan Begum (journalism), and Md Abul Hashem, Md Hareshuddin (Palan Sarkar) and Mohammed Delwar Hossain (social works).
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will hand over the awards on Feb 20, said an information ministry press release on Monday.
Every award includes Tk one lakh (0.1 million), a gold medal and a certificate.
The awards were given to 15 personalities in 2010 and 13 in 2009.