Unb, Dhaka Wednesday March 24 2008
The head of the Bangladesh caretaker government (CA) Fakhruddin Ahmed distributed the Independence Award 2008 at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka. Speaker, the deputy speaker, advisers to the caretaker government, special assistants to the chief adviser, judges, chiefs of the three services, diplomats, high civil and military officials, dignitaries and cultural personalities were present at the function.
This year the govt decided to give the Independence Award to Bangladesh Rifles, Dr Mohammad Shamsuzzoha and Dr Gobinda Chandra Dev in recognition of their contributions to the Liberation War while to Prof Rehman Sobhan for his glorious and excellent contribution to research and training. Each award carries a gold medal, Tk 1 lakh and a certificate. Addressing the function on behalf of the award recipients, Prof Rehman Sobhan stressed the need for establishing a moderate, democratic and equitable society dreamt by the people when they joined the War of Independence.
It is to be noted that Prof Rahman Sobhan belongs to the Dhaka Nawab Family from the maternal side. Please click the link below to see his family tree:http://gupshup1.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=gupshup1&view=50&pid=1414&rand=230416985