Ms. Shazada Begum, President of Kendrio Krishak Moitree (KKM) and Vice President of the Asian Farmers’ Association (AFA), has been been honored with the “RTV Alokito Nari 2017” (Enlightened Woman) award.
This is one of the most prestigious awards in Bangladesh that honors change makers like Shazada.
The private satellite TV channel RTV honored eight enlightened women marking International Women’s Day 2017.
The programme was held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre last March 9 and the title of the programme was “Joya Alokito Nari- 2017.”
In the eight categories, eight enlightened women received awards for their contribution and they are Professor Mahfuza Khanam (Education), Farida Parvin (Music), Shujata Azim (Acting, Film), Luna Samsuddin (IT), DIG Mili Biswas (Police), Shazada Begum (Agriculture), Jubera Rahman Lini(Sports) and Sawkat Naznin Khan (Youth).
“RTV Alokito Nari” award has been going on since 2013 and this is first time they listed agriculture as one of the categories.
(With report and photos from ActionAid Bangladesh)