Ekushey Padak 2016 announced

New Age Online

Ekushe-padakThe Ekushey Padak 2016 will go to 16 personalities for contribution in their respective fields.
The ministry of cultural affairs announced the names of the award recipients on Wednesday.
The award recipients are — Kazi Ebadul Haque, Sayeed Haider, Syed Golam Kibria (posthumous), and Jasim Uddin Ahmed for their contribution in language movement; Jahanara Ahmed for acting, Amaresh Roy Chowdhury for classical music, Shahin Samad for music, Amanul Haque for dance, and Kazi Anwar Hossain (posthumous) for painting; Mafidul Haque for liberation war; Toab Khan in journalism; ABM Abdullah, and Maung Than Sein for research; and Jyotiprakash Datta, Hayat Mamud, and Habibullah Siraji for language and literature.
The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, will hand over one of Bangladesh’s highest civilian awards to the recipients at the Osmani Memorial Hall on February 20.

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