Minister Shahriar Alam hands over ‘Women in Parliament Award’ to Prime Minister
30 March 2015, Nirapad News: State Minister for Foreign Affairs Minister Shahriar Alam handed over the Women in Parliament (WIP) Global Forum Award to Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina, today at Bangladesh Secretariat.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam handed the award to Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina at weekly meeting of the Cabinet, PM’s Press Secretary AKM Shameem Chowdhuri said.
Bangladesh received the prestigious award for its leading role in reducing gender gap in political sphere in South and South East Asia.
On behalf of the Prime Minister, State Minister M Shahriar Alam received the award conferred by WIP in its Summit held at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on March 25 last.
Founder of the Switzerland-based WIP Silvana Koch-Mehrin had invited Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to receive the award.
But she could not attend the summit because of her preoccupied programme in the country. State Minister for Foreign Affairs, on her behalf, received the award.
Prime Minister, however, sent a video message at the Summit.