The government has picked 10 renowned personalities and an organization for highest state award ‘Swadhinata Padak 2022’ (Independence Award) in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their respective fields.
The list of nominees for the Independence Award was released in a press release issued by the Cabinet on Tuesday (March 15th).
Swadhinata Award 2022 is being given to 6 people for their contribution in the war of independence and liberation. They are: Freedom Fighter Ilias Ahmed Chowdhury, Martyr Colonel Khandaker Nazmul Huda (Bir Bikram), Abdul Jalil, Siraj Uddin Ahmed, Late Mohammad Sahiuddin Biswas and Late Sirajul Haque.
Besides, two people are getting this honor for their contribution in medicine. Prof. Dr. Kanak Kanti Barua and Prof. Dr. Mohammad Kamrul Islam.
The late Md. Amir Hamza and the late architect Syed Mainul Hossain are receiving this state award in literature.