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Ekushey Padak (Bengali: একুশে পদক; lit: "Twentyfirst Award") is the second highest civilian award in Bangladesh, introduced in memory of the martyrs of the Bengali Language Movement of 1952.[1] The award is given to recognize contributions in a number of fields, including culture, education, and economics. The Ministry of Cultural Affairs administers the award.[2]

Ekushey Padak
Photo of Ekushe Padak (Medal).jpg
Awarded by
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Government of Bangladesh
CountryBangladesh
TypeNational Civilian
RibbonEkushey Padak Ribbon.jpg
Statistics
Established1976
First awarded1976
Last awarded2018
Precedence
Next (higher)Independence Day Award

The award consists of an 18 carat gold medal weighing 3 tolas and a certificate of honour.[1] The medal was designed by the artist Nitun Kundu.[3] The amount of the cash reward was originally ৳ 25,000, but it was subsequently increased to ৳ 100,000 as of February 2015.

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EtymologyEdit

The name Ekushey[4] is important to Bengali nationalism, referring to 21 February 1952, commemorated as Language Movement Day and International Mother Language Day, when students campaigning for official status of the Bengali language within Pakistan were killed by police.[5]

Method of giving Ekushey PadakEdit

In the case of Ekushey Padak, following methods are followed.

  1. All the ministries / divisions, deputy commissioners and the Ministry of Culture, under the attachment table, are requested to give a proposal to the Directorate / Department / Organization and the award of prizes to the public universities. All electronic and print press releases are published to get the names of eligible people to receive this award or nomination. In addition, full information was published on the information ministry website.
  2. Those who have previously received Ekushey Padak or Independence Medal can send nomination proposals to qualified individuals or organizations.
  3. The proposers have to mention about their proposed person about 350 words in their short biography and in the organization, the identity of the organization (including proofs).
  4. The National Committee on Citizenship and Cultural Affairs, the sub-committee selects the primary list for selection of Ekushey Padak nomination or submits the appropriate person or organization to the Prime Minister in the consideration of the cabinet committee.
  5. If the Prime Minister approves, the name of the person (class) / institution (s) selected in the radio, television and newspapers in the first week of February is published. Earlier, the ministry of culture will contact the person / organization (posthumous paternal or his / her / her successor) in the respective medal and accept the acceptance of medal from them.
  6. If a person / institution refuses to accept the medal or does not have their opinion at the particular time, then it will be reported to the cabinet division. Name of that person / organization will not be included in the final list of medals and their names will not be declared as medals.
  7. The Honorable President / Prime Minister will lift the Ekushey Padak in the year when the names of the recipients will be announced.[6]

Fields of the Ekushey PadakEdit

Ekushey Padak in ArtEdit

Ekushey Padak in Art (Bengali: শিল্পকলায় একুশে পদক) is given to recognize the unique contribution of music, charisma, dance, drama and films of Bangladesh.[7] In 1977, for the first time, Ekushey Padak was introduced in the beginning Abdul Alim, Altaf Mahmud, Gul Mohammad Khan, Ferdousi Rahman, Zaheer Raihan and Rashid Choudhury Ekushey Padak in Art was given.[8][9][10][11]

Ekushey Padak in EconomyEdit

Ekushey Padak in Economy (Bengali: অর্থনীতিতে একুশে পদক) is given to recognize the unique contribution of Bangladesh's economy by Bangladeshi citizens.[12] In 2013, for the first time, Ekushey Padak was introduced, and first Bangladeshi to receive the award was Dr. Moynul Islam.[13][14][8][9][10][11]

Ekushey Padak in EducationEdit

Ekushey Padak in Education (Bengali: শিক্ষায় একুশে পদক) is given to recognize of Bangladesh the unique contributions of the education system.[12] In 1976, for the first time, Ekushey Padak was introduced in the beginning Muhammad Qudrat-i-Khuda and Muhammad Mansur Uddin Ekushey Padak in Education was given.[8][9][10][11]

Ekushey Padak in JournalismEdit

Ekushey Padak in Journalism (Bengali: সাংবাদিকতায় একুশে পদক) is given to recognize the unique contribution of journalism.[12] In 1976, for the first time, Ekushey Padak was introduced in the beginning Tofazzal Hossain Manik Miah, Abul Kalam Shamsuddin and Abdus Salam[15] Ekushey Padak in Journalism was given.[8][9][10][11]

Ekushey Padak in Language MovementEdit

Ekushey Padak in Language Movement (Bengali: ভাষা আন্দোলনে একুশে পদক) is an one of the main fields of the Ekushey Padak. It is an national given to recognize the contribution of Bangla Language Movement in 1952.[12] In 2000 Language Martyr Barkat, Language Martyr Jabbar, Language Martyr Salam, Language Martyr Rafiq, Language Martyr Shafiur and language soldier Gaziul Haque for the first time was given Ekushey Padak in the Language Movement.[8][9][10][11]

Ekushey Padak in War of LiberationEdit

Ekushey Padak in War of Liberation (Bengali: মুক্তিযুদ্ধে একুশে পদক) is an one of the main fields of the Ekushey Padak. It is an national given to recognize the contribution of 1971's Bangladesh Liberation War.[12] In 2013, Social Welfare Minister Enamul Haque Mostafa Shahid For the first time, Ekushey Padak was given in Liberation War.[8][9][10][11]

Ekushey Padak in LiteratureEdit

Ekushey Padak in Literature (Bengali: সাহিত্যে একুশে পদক) is given to people belonging to literature in Bengali language to give recognition to their unique contribution.[12] In 1976, for the first time, Ekushey Padak was introduced in the beginning Kazi Nazrul Islam, Jasim Uddin, Abdul Quadir and Sufia Kamal Ekushey Padak in Literature was given.[8][9][10][11]

Ekushey Padak in ResearchEdit

Ekushey Padak in Research (Bengali: গবেষণায় একুশে পদক) is given to recognize the unique contribution of Research of Bangladesh.[12] In 2003, for the first time, Ekushey Padak was introduced in the beginning Abdul Mannan Syed Ekushey Padak in Research was given.[8][9][10][11]

Ekushey Padak in Science and TechnologyEdit

Ekushey Padak in Science and Technology (Bengali: বিজ্ঞান ও প্রযুক্তিতে একুশে পদক) is given by the Government of Bangladesh. This award given to the recognize the unique contributions in science and technology by Bangladeshi citizens.[12] In 2000, for the first time, Ekushey Padak was introduced, and first Bangladeshi to receive the award was Jamal Nazrul Islam.[16][8][9][10][11]

Ekushey Padak in Social serviceEdit

Ekushey Padak in Social service (Bengali: সমাজসেবায় একুশে পদক) is given by the Government of Bangladesh. This award is given to recognize the unique contribution of social service by Bangladeshi citizens.[17] In 2000, for the first time, Ekushey Padak was introduced in the beginning Mohiuddin Ahmed Ekushey Padak in Social service was given.[8][9][10][11]

Awards by decadeEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Khan, Sanjida (2012). "National Awards". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-01-21. Retrieved 2018-01-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Artist Nitun Kundu passes away". The Daily Star. 16 September 2006.
  4. ^ "The relevance of ekushey". 21 February 2014.
  5. ^ Ahmed Rafique (2012), "Ekushey February", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.), Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of BangladeshCS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Method of giving Ekushey Padak". www.moca.gov.bd. Ministry of Information. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Towb Khan, Mofidul Haq, 16 people including Ekushey Padak". dailyjanakantha.com. 10 February 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "16 creditable person getting Ekushey Padak". www.ittefaq.com.bd. Ittefaq's report. 11 February 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Ekushey Padak Nomination Call". www.ittefaq.com.bd. Ittefaq's report. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "The overall process of awarding Ekushey Padak". nhd.gov.bd. Department of Information and Communication Technology, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. 4 June 2017. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Ekushey Padak Declaration". Prothom Alo. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h "একুশে পদক পাচ্ছেন তোয়াব খান মফিদুল হকসহ ১৬ জন" [Towb Khan, Mofidul Haq, 16 people including Ekushey Padak]. dailyjanakantha.com. 10 February 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  13. ^ "একুশে পদক ২০১৮ প্রদান". www.moca.gov.bd. Ministry of Culture. 8 February 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Ekushey Padak is getting twenty-one peoples". www.prothomalo.com. Prothom Alo. 8 February 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Editor Abdus Salam memorial". archive.ittefaq.com.bd. Daily Ittefaq. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Ekushey Padakaprita Goodbye and Institution" (PDF). www.moca.gov.bd. Ministry of Culture. p. 9. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Towb Khan, Mofidul Haq, 16 people including Ekushey Padak". dailyjanakantha.com. 10 February 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2018.

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