473Published on October 5, 2019
Asiatic Society of Kolkata has been honoured Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with the prestigious “Tagore Peace Award-2018” in recognition of her contribution to maintaining regional peace and prosperity.
President of Kolkata Asiatic Society Professor Isha Mohammed handed over the award to Sheikh Hasina at a function at Taj Mahal Hotel in the Indian capital.
Noted intellectual figure and General Secretary of Kolkata Asiatic Society Sattya Brata Chowdhury delivered the welcome address.
The previous recipients of the award included world leader Nelson Mandela and eminent economist Amartya Sen.
A citation was read out on the function in honour of the premier.
“The Asiatic Society is honoured to confer the “Tagore Peace Award-2018″ to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her contribution towards human understand and peace,” the citation said.
After receiving the award, the premier dedicated it to the countrymen, saying, “The people of Bangladesh is eligible to get the honour because they voted me to power.