Alexa PM to receive two more int’l awards

PM to receive two more int’l awards


Published: 23:41 19 September 2019  

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

The Prime Minister will receive two international awards during the session of the UN General Assembly for Bangladesh’s huge success in vaccination and youth skills development.

On Wednesday, Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen told this at a press conference at Secretariat regarding the Prime Minister’s participation in the 74th session of the UN General Assembly on September 24-29.

Momen said that the Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunization (GAVI) has expressed interest in awarding Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as ‘vaccine hero’ in recognition of Bangladesh’s outstanding achievement in vaccination.

UNICEF would also honor the Prime Minister with the award of ‘Champion of Skill Development for Youth’ during the session of the UN General Assembly, he also said. 

The foreign minister said a program titled ‘An Evening To Honor Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’ will be organized for the award.

The Prime Minister will address the UNGA’s 74th Annual General Debate on September 27 on behalf of Bangladesh.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday received the ‘Dr. Kalam Smriti International Excellence Awards 2019’. At a ceremony in the Prime Minister’s office, TP Srinibashon, chief adviser of  Dr. Kalam Smriti International and Deena Das, chairman of the organization handed over the award to Prime Minister on behalf of Dr. Kalam Smriti International Advisory Committee. 

The award was presented by the Tamil Nadu government to honor the memory of APJ Abdul Kalam, the eleventh president of India and a prominent scientist of Tamil Nadu.

The recognition was given to Sheikh Hasina for her outstanding contribution to the establishment of historical relations between Bangladesh and India, for her contribution to the welfare of the people, especially for the welfare of women and children, and for international peace and cooperation.