(Bengali: একুশে পদক)
A Medal of Ekushey Padak
|Awarded for||recognition of substantial contribution in the field of literature, fine arts, education, Heroes of Language Movement, Research, Journalism, Economics and Poverty Alleviation.|
|Presented by||Government of Bangladesh|
Ekushey Padak (Bengali: একুশে পদক) is one of the highest civilian awards in Bangladesh, introduced in memory of the martyrs of the Language Movement of 1952 (Bengali: বাংলা ভাষা আন্দোলন) that took place on February 21, 1952.
The award consists of 100,000 Taka, an 18 carat gold medal weighing 3 tolas and a certificate of honour. The medal was designed by the artist Nitun Kundu. The amount of the cash reward was originally taka 25 thousand, but it was subsequently increased to taka 100 thousand. Ministry of Cultural Affairs administers the Padak.
Awards by decade
- Ekushey Padak Awards (1976–1979)
- Ekushey Padak Awards (1980–1989)
- Ekushey Padak Awards (1990–1999)
- Ekushey Padak Awards (2000–2009)
- Ekushey Padak Awards (2010–2019)