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47th anniversary today of Bangabandhu's receiving Julio-Curie award

47th anniversary today of Bangabandhu's receiving Julio-Curie award

Today (May 23) is the 47th year of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's receiving the Julio-Curie award.
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founder of the Bengali nation-state and architect of independence, the forerunner of democracy and peace movement, was awarded the Julio-Curie Peace Prize by the World Peace Council on 23 May 1973.
To commemorate the contributions of world-renowned scientists Marie Curie and Pierre Curie to the struggle for world peace, the World Peace Council has
been awarding Julio Curie Peace Prize to distinguished individuals and organizations since 1950 for outstanding contribution to the fight against fascism, anti-imperialism, humanitarian welfare and peace, reports BSS.
World leaders, like Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh, Yasser Arafat, Salvador Allende, Nelson Mandela, Indira Gandhi, Mother Teresa, poet and politician Pablo Neruda, Jawaharlal Nehru, Martin Luther King and Leonid Brezhnev were awarded the prize.
The peace prize of the World Peace Council was an international recognition of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for his contribution to the establishment of world peace.
The Julio-Curio Peace Prize was the first-ever international award for Bangladesh. As a result of this great achievement, the Father of the Nation turned into Vishwabandhu from Bangabandhu.
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Birth Centenary Celebration National Implementation Committee has requested the authorities
concerned to spread the significance of this day in all media with special
importance.
Bangladesh Television will broadcast a program titled 'Julio Curie
Bangabandhu'. Other media outlets will also take steps to promote the day
with significance.

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