(Bengali: একুশে পদক)
A Medal of Ekushey Padak, its ribbon and Certificate.
|Awarded for||Substantial contribution in various fields including: literature, music, education, journalism, poverty reduction, research, and visual arts.|
|Sponsored by||Government of Bangladesh|
|Presented by||Ministry of Cultural Affairs|
Ekushey Padak (Bengali: একুশে পদক) is the second highest civilian award in Bangladesh, introduced in memory of the martyrs of the Bengali Language Movement of 1952. The award is given to recognize contributions in a number of fields, including culture, education, and economics. The Ministry of Cultural Affairs administers the award.
The award consists of 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 ৳ 25,000, but it was subsequently increased to ৳ 100,000 as of February 2015.
Awards by decade
- Ekushey Padak Awards (1976–79)
- Ekushey Padak Awards (1980–89)
- Ekushey Padak Awards (1990–99)
- Ekushey Padak Awards (2000–09)
- Ekushey Padak Awards (2010–19)