Atal Bihari Vajpayee to be conferred ‘Friends of Bangladesh Liberation War Award’
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be conferred with Friends of Bangladesh Liberation War Award by Bangladesh government.
He will be bestowed this award for his outstanding support for the Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan in 1971 when he was member of Lok Sabha.
Bangladesh Government will hand over this award to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his upcoming visit to the country from June 6, 2015.
Besides, Bangladesh Government headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will also honour the families of the members of Indian armed forces who had sacrificed their lives for the cause of Bangladesh’s independence. In this regard, a letter alongside a certificate to be signed by the Bangladesh PM will be sent to the martyrs’ family members.
About Friends of Bangladesh Liberation War Award
- Instituted in 2008 by ruling Awami League government.
- Bestowed upon individuals and organizations who had extended the most crucial support for Bangladesh’s independence struggle.
- Former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was the first to be honoured with award. President Pranab Mukherjee also has received this award in 2013.