Ananya lit award handed over

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:43, Dec 29,2019


Dhaka University professor emeritus Serajul Islam Choudhury hands over Ananya literary award 1426 to Nadira Majumder at Bangladesh National Museum on Sunday. — Sony Ramany

Ananya literary award 1426 was handed over to expatriate writer Nadira Majumder at an awards programme held on Sunday at Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum.

The fortnightly Ananya introduced the literary award for women in Bengali year 1401.

Dhaka University professor emeritus Serajul Islam Choudhury was present as the chief guest and Professor Mohamed Ibrahim was present as special guest at the programme, presided over by writer Maleka Khan.

Serajul Islam Choudhury presented the crest to Nadira Majumder and Professor Mohamed Ibrahim handed over a cheque of TK 1, 00,000.

A documentary on the life and works of Nadira Majumder was also screened at the event.

‘I am deeply honoured to receive this prestigious award. I want to thank my parents who had supported me. I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for them. I also thank Ananya for choosing me,’ said Nadira Majumder.

‘Nadia is a successful writer and investigative journalist. We had worked together. She is a role model for women of our country,’ said Professor Mohamed Ibrahim.

‘Ananya is playing a major role in promoting women writers. Nadira is different from all of them who had bagged the award earlier. Her writings portray science in a way that is easy to understand,’ said Serajul Islam Choudhury.

Nadira Majumder currently lives in the Czech Republic. She was born in May 1, 1953. She studied physics at Dhaka University.

She has published several books namely Ei Amader Prithibi, Ek Maru Banam Bohu Maru, Mohabishe Amrao Achhi, Biman, Krittim Upo Groho, Nanaronger Bigyan, Samay, Tumi ke and others till date.

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