Dhaka, Aug 4 (UNB)- Farida Parveen, renowned Lalon Geeti singer has been awarded this year’s “Feroza Begum Memorial Gold Medal,” by Dhaka University.
The university’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Md Akhtaruzzaman handed the award, named after the legendary singer Feroza Begum, to Farida Parveen at a function held at Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban at DU.
The function was organized by Dhaka University’s “Feroza Begum Memorial Gold Medal Trust Fund,” to mark the 93rd birthday of the singer.
Additionally, the vice-chancellor also presented a gold medal to Khandakar Onika Islam for her result in the 2018 BSS examination, from the Music Department of the university.
The university’s Treasurer Prof Kamal Uddin chaired the program.
Professor Abu Md Delwar Hossain, dean of the Faculty of Arts; the sponsor of the trust fund, also the Chairperson of ACI Foundation M Anis Ud Dowla; Tumpa Samadder, chairperson of the Music Department, and family members of Feroza Begum, among others, were present at the event.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Akhtaruzzaman remembered the late artist and said she greatly contributed to spreading knowledge of Nazrul Sangeet abroad.