IPDC in association with The Daily Star has opened the nominations for "Unsung Women Nation Builders Awards" for 2021.
An independent jury panel comprising of eminent personalities will be evaluating the submissions in the categories of health, education, social welfare, entrepreneurship, and Covid Hero, said a press release.
Mominul Islam, Managing Director and CEO of IPDC Finance Limited, said, "The narrative of nation-building is overwhelmingly dominated by men. Whatever little credit we spare for women is also limited to those from privileged classes. The indomitable women who have contributed significantly to the development of Bangladesh surviving all odds of disparity and discrimination are largely ignored. We recognize women to correct a historic wrong."
Editor and Publisher of The Daily Star Mahfuz Anam said, "The unsung women nation builders are the unrecognised heroines of our country's prosperity. We must recognise them and honour them to encourage more such silent nation builders to carry on their work."
To apply and learn more on the platform visit: www.uwnba.com. Applicants can also send nominations by mailing at [email protected]
IPDC Finance in association with The Daily Star started this initiative since 2017 to honour the unsung heroes of the nation and provide them with a platform where they could be celebrated for defying barriers and contributing towards the socio-economic development of the country.