13 picked for Ekushey Padak

Thirteen distinguished personalities, including poets Rafiq Azad and Asad Chowdhury, have been nominated for the Ekushey Padak-2013 for their outstanding contributions to society and the country.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will formally hand over the prestigious awards to the persons at Osmani Memorial Auditorium on Feb 20, said an official handout on Thursday.

Ekushey Padak, a national award, was introduced in memory of the martyrs of the Language Movement of 1952.bdnews24.com

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