Friday, March 13, 2009

Bangabandhu chosen for Mother Teresa award


Bangladesh's founding father late Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has been selected for posthumous conferment of the Mother Teresa Centenary Award.

"His daughter and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is being invited to receive the award on August 26 which is also Mother's birthday," Chairman of Mother Teresa International and Millennium Award Committee, Arun Biswas told PTI.

According to Biswas, Rahman was chosen for the award for leading the countrymen to liberate Bangladesh and to honour his martyrdom.Hasina herself had received the Mother Teresa Lifetime Achievement award in 2006, Biswas said.

August 26 would mark the birth centenary celebration of the Nobel laureate Mother.Biswas said the committee will give away the Mother Teresa Lifetime Achievement Award and the International Award for 2009 at a function on March 29.

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