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Ekushey Padak
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Awarded by
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Government of Bangladesh
Country Bangladesh
Type National Civilian
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Statistics
Established 1976
First awarded 1976
Last awarded 2020
Precedence
Next (higher) Independence Day Award

Ekushey Padak (Bengali: একুশে পদক) is one of the highest civilian awards in Bangladesh. In was introduced in memory of the martyrs of the Language Movement of 1952 (Bengali: বাংলা ভাষা আন্দোলন).

The award consists of 100,000 Taka, an 18 carat gold medal weighing 3 tolas. It also includes a certificate of honour. The medal was designed by the artist Nitun Kundu. The amount of the cash reward was originally 25 thousand taka, but it was increased to 100 thousand taka. The Ministry of Cultural Affairs manages the Padak.

Prize categories and winners

Ekushe Padak
Certificate of Ekushey Padak given to Principal Abul Kashem

Awards by decade

  • Ekushey Padak Awards (1976–1979)
  • Ekushey Padak Awards (1980–1989)
  • Ekushey Padak Awards (1990–1999)
  • Ekushey Padak Awards (2000–2009)
  • Ekushey Padak Awards (2010–2019)

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