I&B Minister of Bangladesh inaugurates Bangabandhu Sambad Kendra

The Information and Broadcasting minister of Bangladesh, Dr Hasan Mahmud, inaugurated Bangabandhu Sambad Kendra on October 28, 2021.

Highlights

  • Bangabandhu Sambad Kendra was inaugurated at the Kolkata Press Club.
  • It was inaugurated on the occasion of golden jubilee of the independence of Bangladesh as well as birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
  • Inauguration of the Kendra signifies the contribution of journalists of Kolkata Press Club in the liberation war of Bangladesh.
  • During the inauguration ceremony, five journalists were felicitated.

Who is Sheikh Mujibur Rahman?

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was a Bangladeshi politician, statesman and Founding Father of Bangladesh. He served as the first President of Bangladesh. Later he served as Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 1971 until his assassination in 1975. He is the driving force behind the independence of Bangladesh. He is called as “Bangabandhu” by the people of Bangladesh.

Independence Day of Bangladesh

Independence Day of Bangladesh is marked on March 26, every year. The day commemorates the Bangladesh’s declaration of independence from Pakistan on March 26, 1971. In the year 2017, Google had displayed a doodle commemorating the Independence Day of Bangladesh on its bd domain. Year 2021 marks the Golden Jubilee of the Independence of Bangladesh.

Independence Day Award

The award is bestowed upon Bangladesh citizens or organizations on the eve of Independence Day. It is an annual award, established in 1977. It is given for contribution in Independence War, Language Movement, education, journalism, literature, public service, medical science, social science, science-technology, games, music, sports, fine arts, rural development etc.

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