The Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) awarded its first ‘Aziz- ul- Haq Rural Development Medal – 2021 to the H.E. Sheikh Hasina, MP, Honorable Prime Minister of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Today, in a simple and gracious ceremony, this medal was officially handed over to the Honorable Prime Minister by Dr. Cherdsak Virapat, Director General of CIRDAP at Gonobhaban. H.E.

After receiving the award, the Prime Minister said, “I think people of Bangladesh are the recipients of this award and I am dedicating this to them. I think nominating for this award means that Bangladesh is nominated for the award”. The premier also said CIRDAP is always working on rural development in their respective countries, adding, “Getting an award from there is just as highly honorable for me as well as for my country.”

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