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Nirmalendu Goon named for Swadhinata Padak

12The government has nominated noted poet Nirmalendu Goon for Swadhinata Padak (Independence Award) 2016 in recognition of his contribution to the field of literature, reports BSS.
Besides, 13 other distinguished persons and an organisation were also named for the award in recognition of their outstanding contributions in respective fields.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to hand over the awards to the individuals at Osmani Memorial Auditorium on Mar 24.
The other recipients are: Finance Minister Abul Mal Abdul Muhith, Jute and Textiles Minister M Imazuddin Pramanik, Late Moulvi Asmat Ali Khan, Squadron Leader (Retd) Badrul Alam (Bir Uttam) a successful pilot of F-6 supersonic aircraft who had a prominent role in the formation process of Bangladesh Air Force after independence of the country, Shaheed (martyr) Shah Abdul Mazid, M Abdul Ali, Late AKM Abdur Rouf, KM Shihab Uddin, cultural personality Syed Hasam Imam, Late Rafiqul Islam and Abdus Salam, Late Prof Dr Maksudul Alam, reputed child specialist Dr Mohammad Rafi Khan (MR Khan), Rabindra Sangeet researcher Rezwana Chowdhury Banya.
Besides, the government has also nominated Bangladesh Navy for the award for its unparallel contributions in the war of liberation and its untiring efforts in guarding the independence and sovereignty of the country’s maritime boundary.

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