DHAKA, July 17, 2017 (BSS) - The government has sought nomination proposals for Ekushey Padak-2018 from all ministries, different departments, institutions and the recipients of Swadhinata Padak and Ekushey Padak by October 2 next.
The award, introduced in memory of the martyrs of Language Movement, will be given in different categories including language movement, Shilpakala (music, dance, acting and fine arts), liberation war, journalism, research, education, science and technology, economics, social service, politics, language and literatures and any other fields determined by the government, said an official handout today.
The award will be given to individuals (alive or dead), groups and organizations for their outstanding contribution to the above fields.
To this end, all the ministries and departments, offices and agencies under the Cultural Affairs Ministry, all the public university authorities, deputy commissioners and the recipients of Swadhinata Padak and Ekushey Padak have been urged to send their nomination proposals for the Ekushey Padak 2018 to the Cultural Affairs Ministry.
Relevant information about the Ekushey Padak, its guidelines and nomination forms are available on the websites of the Cultural Affairs Ministry and Information Ministry. The websites are: www.moca.gov.bd and www.moi.gov.bd, the handout said.