Independence Awards 2021

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the winners of the Independence Awards for 2021, Bangladesh’s highest civilian honours, pose for a photo after the awards are distributed at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the winners of the Independence Awards for 2021, Bangladesh’s highest civilian honours, pose for a photo after the awards are distributed at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at the Independence Awards ceremony at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at the Independence Awards ceremony at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at the Independence Awards ceremony at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at the Independence Awards ceremony at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

  • AKM Bazlur Rahman won the Independence Award 2021 posthumously for his contribution to independence and Liberation War. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed the award to his wife Shahanara Begum at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

    AKM Bazlur Rahman won the Independence Award 2021 posthumously for his contribution to independence and Liberation War. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed the award to his wife Shahanara Begum at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

  • Ahsanullah Master won the Independence Award 2021 posthumously for his contribution to independence and Liberation War. His son State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russel received the award from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

    Ahsanullah Master won the Independence Award 2021 posthumously for his contribution to independence and Liberation War. His son State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russel received the award from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

  • Late freedom fighter Brig Gen Khurshid Uddin Ahmed won the Independence Award 2021 posthumously for his contribution to independence and Liberation War. Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen received the award on his behalf from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

    Late freedom fighter Brig Gen Khurshid Uddin Ahmed won the Independence Award 2021 posthumously for his contribution to independence and Liberation War. Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen received the award on his behalf from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

  • The late Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu won the Independence Award 2021 posthumously for his contribution to independence and Liberation War. On his behalf, his son and Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury received the award from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

    The late Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu won the Independence Award 2021 posthumously for his contribution to independence and Liberation War. On his behalf, his son and Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury received the award from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

  • Dr Mrinmoy Guha receives the Independence Award for his contributions to science and technology from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

    Dr Mrinmoy Guha receives the Independence Award for his contributions to science and technology from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

  • Poet Mahadev Saha has been honoured with the Independence Award for his work in the literary field. His son Soudha Saha received the award from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

    Poet Mahadev Saha has been honoured with the Independence Award for his work in the literary field. His son Soudha Saha received the award from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

  • Theatre activist Ataur Rahman receives the Independence Award for culture from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

    Theatre activist Ataur Rahman receives the Independence Award for culture from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

  • Filmmaker and lyricist Gazi Mazharul Anwar receives the Independence Award for culture from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

    Filmmaker and lyricist Gazi Mazharul Anwar receives the Independence Award for culture from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

  • Dr M Amzad Hossain receives the Independence Award for his social work and philanthropy from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

    Dr M Amzad Hossain receives the Independence Award for his social work and philanthropy from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

  • Executive Chairman Shaikh Mohammad Bokhtiar, on behalf of Bangladesh Agriculture Research Council, receives the Independence Award for its work as a research and training organisation from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID

    Executive Chairman Shaikh Mohammad Bokhtiar, on behalf of Bangladesh Agriculture Research Council, receives the Independence Award for its work as a research and training organisation from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganabhaban on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Photo: PID