February 16, 2017 - 7:23pm
The government today finalised names of 15 persons for 'Independence Award -2017' for their glorious and outstanding contributions to the nation.
Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) has also been selected for the award for its glorious role in the country’s independence war in 1971.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will accord the award at a function at Osmany Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka on March 23, said a notification of the Cabinet Division.
The recipients of the Independence Award-2017 are: Group Captain (Retd) Shamsul Alam Bir Uttam - independence and Liberation War, Ashraful Alam - independence and Liberation War, Shaheed Md Nazmul Huq - independence and Liberation War, late Syed Mahsin Ali - independence and Liberation War, Shaheed NM Nazmul Ahsan - independence and Liberation War, Shaheed Faizur Rahman Ahmed - independence and Liberation War, Professor Dr AHM Touhidul Anowar Chawdhury - medical science, Begum Rabeya Khatun - literature, late Golam Samdani Koraishi - literature, Professor Dr Enamul Huq - culture, Ostad Bazlur Rahman Badal - culture, Khalil Kazi OBE - social service, Shamsuzzaman Khan - research and training, late Professor Dr Lalit Mohan Nath - research and training and Professor Mohammad Asaduzzaman - public administration.