An article on National Awards of Bangladesh

After reading this article, the reader will be able to know about Different National Awards of Bangladesh. This includes - Gallantry Award,  Independence Day Award, Ekushey Padak, Bangla Academy Award for Literature, Bangladesh Shishu Academy Award for Literature, National Film Award, National Sports Award, National Environment Medal, Rabindra Award, Nazrul Award. We have tried to write about the reason behind the introduction of these awards and also wrote about the list of first persons who received these awards. (What/Why/How/When/Where)

medal of Birsrestha , Bir Uttam, Bir Bikram & Bir Pratik
Fig: Medal of Birsrestha , Bir Uttam, Bir Bikram & Bir Pratik 

Gallantry Award

  • The freedom fighters were adorned with the insignia of Birsrestha, Bir Uttam, Bir Bikram and Bir Pratik in recognition of their displaying extraordinary valour and highest sacrifice in the war of libaration of Bangladesh.
  • Through a gazette notification of the government issued on 15 December 1973, the insignia of Bir Srestha was conferred upon seven martyr freedom fighters (posthumously), Bir Uttam upon 68, Bir Bikram upon 175, and Bir Pratik upon 426 freedom fighters.
Independence day medal
Fig: Independence day medal

Independence Day Award

  • Independence Day Award, also termed Independence Award the highest state award introduced by the Government of Bangladesh in 1977 in memory of the valiant martyrs in the War of Liberation.
  •  The award is bestowed upon an individual who is a citizen of Bangladesh in recognition of his substantial contribution to any field or fields in national life.
  • The criteria of consideration for the award consists of such spheres as memorable contribution to the War of Liberation, contribution to language movement, and contribution in the field of education, literature, science and technology, medical science, journalism, public service, social science, song, games and sports, fine arts and rural development. Besides, provision is there to give the award to an individual or an institution for displaying extraordinary performance in other fields in national life. Each awardee is entitled to a gold medal, a certificate of honour and a sum of cash. The amount of cash reward was originally taka twenty thousand, but was subsequently increased to taka one lac in 2004. The award is traditionally presented on the eve of Independence Day.  

In the year 1977, the first year of the award, 10 individuals were awarded in recognition of their contribution:

       Mawlana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani (Social work; posthumous)

       Kazi Nazrul Islam (Literature; posthumous)

       Dr. Mokarram Hussain Khundker (Science and technology; posthumous)

       Zainul Abedin (Arts; posthumous)

       Mahbub Alam Chashi (Rural Development)

       Brig. Mahmudur Rahman Choudhury (Medical Science)

       Dr. Md. Zafrullah Chowdhury (Population Control)

       Begum Runa Laila (Music)

       Habildar Mostak Ahmad (Sports)

       Enayet Karim (Welfare; posthumous)

In the year 2020, Nine individuals & one institution were awarded in recognition of their contribution:

  •  Golam Dastagir Gazi (Independence & Liberation war)
  •  Commander Abdur Rauf (Independence & Liberation War ;posthumous)
  •  Anwar Pasha( Independence & Liberation War; posthumous)
  • Azizur Rahman ( Independence & Liberation War)
  •  Dr Md Obaidul Kabir Choudhury (Medical Science)
  •  Dr AKMA Muqtadir  (Medical science)
  •  SM Riaz Uddin Ahmed (literature)
  •  Kalipada Das (Culture)
  • Ferdousi Mazumder (Culture)  
  • The institution Bharateswari Homes had been awarded in Education. 
Ekushey Padak
Fig: Ekushey Padak 

Fig: Certificate of Honour 

Ekushey Padak 

  • Ekushey Padak one of the highest civilian awards in Bangladesh introduced by the government in memory of the martyrs of the Language Movement.
  • This padak was first awarded in 1976. This Padak is awarded to individuals in recognition of their substantial contribution in their respective fields in national life.
  • The criteria of consideration for the award consists of contribution in the field of literature, journalism, education, research, economics and poverty alleviation, art and culture, song, dance, fine art, dramatic performance, sculpture, heroes of language movement etc. Each award includes a gold medal of 35 gram weight (18 carret standard), and a certificate of honour and a sum of cash. The amount of cash reward was originally taka twenty five thousand, but was subsequently increased to taka two lack(2020). The government honoured the four language movement martyrs Abul Barkat, Rafiq Uddin Ahmed, Abdus Salam and Abdul Jabbar with Ekushey Padak (posthumously) in 2000 AD.

In the year 1976, the first year of the award, 9 individuals were awarded in recognition of their contribution:

  • Kazi Nazrul Islam (Literature)
  • Muhammad Qudrat-i-khuda (Education)
  • Jasimuddin (Literature)
  • Sufia Kamal (Literature)
  • Abdul Quadir (Literature)
  • Muhammed Mansooruddin ( Education)
  • Tofazzal Hossain Manik Miah (Journalism)
  • Abul Kalam Shamsuddin (Literature)
  • Abdus Salam (Editor) (Journalism)

In the year 2020, Ekushey Padak was awarded to 20 people and 1 organization.

  • Aminul Islam Badsha (Language movement, posthumous)
  • Begum Dalia Nausheen (music)
  • Shankar Roy ( Music)
  • Mita Haque (Music)
  • Golam Mostafa Khan (Dance)
  • SM Mohsin (acting)
  • Farida Zaman (Art)
  • Haji Aktar Sardar (Libaration War; posthumous)
  • AAM Mesbahul Haque (Libaration War)
  • Abdul Jabbar (Libaration war, posthumous)
  • Zafar Wazed, journalism
  • Jahangir Alam Khan, research
  • Syed Mohammad Saifur Rahman, research
  • Bikiran Prasad Barua, education
  • Shamsul Alam, economics
  • Sufi Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, social welfare
  • Nuran Nabi, language and literature
  • Sikder Aminul Haq, language and literature (posthumous)
  • Nazmun Nesa Peyari, language and literature
  • Sayeba Akhter, medicine
  • Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, research

Bangla Academy Award for Literature 

  • This award is offered to the writers in recognition of their creative genius in consideration of their overall contribution in the field of Bangla language and literature. The award was introduced in 1960 AD. From its very inception till 1984, the awards were scheduled to be offered on six subjects like poetry, novel, short stories, essays, juvenile literature and translation. In 1985, a changed schedule was introduced to offer awards to two writers for their overall contributions in the field of Bangla language and literature. At present awards are given in three distinctive fields: (a) poetry/novel/shortstory/drama;(b)research/essay/science; (c) translation/ juvenile literature.
  • The award is normally given every year in the above areas of intellectual activities. In the absence of competent awardee in any of the fields in a particular year, no award is given in that year. The award is scheduled to be given to individuals only, and no institution or group is entitled to it. Every award is valued two lac taka in cash (according to year 2020). The awardee is entitled to the cash money, a certificate and a raplica of honour. Besides, the awardee is offered the fellowship of Bangla Academy.

In the year 1960, the first year of the award. 7 individuals were awarded in recognition of their contribution:
  • Farrukh Ahmad (poetry)
  • Abul Mansur Ahmed (short story)
  • Abul Hashem Khan (novel)
  • Abdullah Hel Kafi (essay-research)
  • Mohammad Barkatullah (essay-research)
  • Askar Ibne Shaikh (drama)
  • Khan Mohammad Moinuddin (juvenile literature)

In the year 2020,Ten poets and writers had been adorned with the Bangla Academy Literary Award

  • Makid Haider for poem
  • Wasi Ahmed for fiction
  •  Swarochis Sarker for essay and research
  •  Khairul Alam Sabuj for translation
  • Ratan Siddique for drama
  • Rahim Shah for juvenile literature
  •  Rafiqul Islam Bir Uttam for Liberation War-based literature
  •  Nadira Mazumder for science fiction
  •  Faruque Moinuddin for autobiography or travelogue
  • Saimon Zakaria for folklore.
Bangladesh Shishu Academy
Fig: Bangladesh Shishu Academy 

Bangladesh Shishu Academy Award for Literature 

  • The Academy adorns one Bangladeshi litterateur with the award for his/her overall contribution in the field of juvenile literature.
  •  The award was introduced in 1396 BS (1989 AD). A poet or a litterateur is entitled to this award once during his life time.
  •  No provision is made for giving the award posthumously. The awardee is entitled to an amount of taka twenty five thousand in cash, one crest and a certificate of honour.

 


Crest & Medal of national flim award
Fig: Crest & Medal of national flim award  

National Film Award 

  • The government offers this award to the individuals for notable contributions to the promotion of the art of cinema, specifically for their best performances, and also to the best films and documentaries.
  • The awardees include the best film, story writer, director, photo editor, composer of dialogue, photo dramatist, actor and actress, side actor and actress, song director, photographer, composer of song, art director, sound man, singer, juvenile artist, dance director, tuner, make-up man, manuscript, dialogue, documentary, short film and special award for juvenile artists.
  • The best director is entitled to taka ten thousand in cash, and the others taka five thousand in cash each. Every awardee gets a raplica in addition to the cash money.

1st Bangladesh National Film Awards

Awarded for

Best of bangladeshi cinema in 1975

Awarded by

President of Bangladesh

Presented by

Ministry of Information

Presented on

4 April 1976

Site

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Official website

moi.gov.bd

Highlights

Best Feature Film

Lathial

Best Actor

Anwar Hossain

Best Actress

Bobita

Most awards

Lathial (6)

43rd Bangladesh National Film Awards

Awarded for

Best of Bangladeshi cinema in 2018

Awarded by

President of Bangladesh

Presented by

Ministry of Information

Announced on

7 November 2019

Presented on

8 December 2019

Site

Dhaka

Official website

www.moi.gov.bd

Highlights

Best Feature Film

Putro

Best Actor

       Ferdous Ahmed

       Saimon Sadik

Best Actress

Jaya Ahsan

Lifetime achievement

       Alamgir

       Prabir Mitra

Most awards

Putro


Ceremony of National Sports Award
Fig: Ceremony of National Sports Award

National Sports Award

  •  The award is given for specific contributions in the field of games and sports.
  • The awardees include the organizers of games and sports, and the individuals displaying extraordinary performances in football, hockey, cricket, swimming, shooting, chase, and athletics.
  • Each awardee is entitled to a gold medal and taka eight thousand in cash.(according to 2014)

National Environment Medal 

  •  The Directorate of Environment of the government offers this award to the individuals or organizations for extra-ordinary contributions towards the cause of environmental development. The awards are given in four distinctive fields: (a) Preservation of environment; (b) Controlling of environmental polution; (c) Research on environment and discovery of technology; (d) Environmental education and publicity.
  • The award is normally given every year in the above four distinctive fields. Each of the awardees is entitled to a gold medal of two totals weight (18 carret standard), a certificate of honour and an amount of taka thirty thousand in cash.
Rabindra award
Fig: Rabindra award 

Rabindra Award 

  • Bangla Academy has introduced Rabindra Award in 2010 for individuals for their special contribution towards the promotion of songs of Rabindranath Tagore.
  • The Award includes taka fifty thousand in cash, a crest and sanad.

Nazrul Award 

  •  Nazrul Institute has introduced Nazrul Award which is awarded every year to individuals for research on Poet Nazrul Islam and for promoting Nazrul's songs.
  • The Award includes taka fifty thousand in cash, a crest and sanad (according to 2014)

 

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