MNA National Desk: Cultural Affairs Minister Assaduzzaman Noor and Channel i’s Shykh Seraj will receive the Independence Day Award for their contribution to culture and to agricultural journalism.
The government has nominated them for the ‘Swadhinata Padak- 2018’ (Independence Award) in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the respective fields.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hand over the awards at a function at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the city on March 25, said a PID handout issued on Monday.
The cabinet had previously issued a list of 16 names to receive the Independence Day Award this year. The government has been distributing the award to commemorate Independence Day on Mar 26 since 1977.