Runa Laila to receive award in US

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 17:43, May 18,2017

Distinguished Celebrity Legend Award

Runa Laila

Legendary singer Runa Laila is now in the USA to receive Distinguished Celebrity Legend Award on May 25 at the Trump Tower in New York along with leading creative women and entrepreneurs form across the globe.

The US-based educational organisation Barinu Institute for Economic Development will honour the singer with the award at the programme titled ‘Inspiring Woman Creativity and Entrepreneurship in the Global Ecosystem’.

The BIED authorities in its email invitation sent to the singer stated that they had selected Runa Laila for her immense contributions to music and also for developing creativity of women locally and globally.

Runa Laila, who is now in the USA, on her Facebook, wrote, ‘Dear friends, fans and family!!! I have received an invitation as a “Special Guest” and will also be receiving an award at the Inspiring Women Creativity and Entrepreneurship in the Global Ecosystem event to be held on May 25 in New York. I was chosen based on my extraordinary lifetime achievement in Music, the Arts and exemplary contribution to women development in creativity in Bangladesh, continent Asia and worldwide!!!’

Runa is a six-time recipient of the National Film Awards in Bangladesh for music. She received a number of awards from Pakistan including Nigar award, Graduate Award, and National Council of Music Award, as well as the Saigol Award from India. For her contributions to music, she has also received Independence Award from the government of Bangladesh.

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