News:Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been conferred the Dr Kalam Smriti International Excellence Award 2019.
- She has been awarded for her vision of a peaceful and prosperous South Asia and her contribution to fostering cooperation between India and Bangladesh.
About the award:
- The award has been instituted in the memory of former Indian President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
- The award is given every year to honour statesmen or leaders who have shown excellence in their fields to achieve the best for their countries.
- Earlier,the Presidents of the Maldives, Ghana and Mauritius had received the award since its introduction in 2015.
- The award is presented by Dale View,a non-governmental organisation registered under the Charitable Societies Act.It was created in 1978 in Kerala to bring about socio-economic development to rural areas through education.