Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman honoured with literary award

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The Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature (FOSWAL) honoured Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with a special literary award for his trilogy - Unfinished Memoirs, The Prison Diaries and The New China 1952.

An Overview of the News

  • The award was presented at the ceremony to Bangladeshi writers and researchers Ramendu Majumdar and Mofidul Haque by eminent Punjabi novelist and founder president of FOSWAL Ajit Kaur.

  • The award was given to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for his outstanding literary excellence, as he is a towering figure of national emancipation of the oppressed people of the world.

  • A citation by the Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature compares him with Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, saying that no power on earth can erase him from history.

About SAARC Writers and Literature Foundation (FOSWAL)

  • It was established in 1987 as a non-profit organisation with the objective of promoting regional cooperation and cultural exchange among SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries through literature and the arts.

  • Its founding members were writers and poets from SAARC countries including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives.

  • Its main objective is to promote peace and understanding among the people of the SAARC region through literature, cultural exchange and dialogue.

  • It organises various literary and cultural events, such as poetry readings, book launches and cultural festivals, to promote the rich cultural diversity of the SAARC countries and to provide a platform for writers and artists to showcase their work.

  • It also provides a forum for writers and scholars to exchange ideas and collaborate on literary and cultural projects that promote regional cooperation and understanding.

  • It has been recognized for its efforts to promote regional cooperation and cultural exchange and has received several awards and honours, including the SAARC Literary Prize and the Mother Teresa International Prize for Social Justice.

About Bangladesh

Capital -Dhaka

Currency -Taka

President -Mr. Abdul Hameed

Prime Minister - Sheikh Hasina

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