Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) has selected national professor Anisuzzaman for the Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah Gold Medal Award-2018 for his outstanding contribution to education.
An 11-member jury board nominated Anisuzzaman. The DAM awards one person very year.
Anisuzzaman will be given a gold medal, Tk 200,000 in cash, a crest and a certificate. The award will be officially handed soon over to him, the DAM said in a press release on Friday.
The DAM has been awarding the medal in the name of the noted educationist, social reformer, and assistant director of public inspector of undivided Bengal and Assam, founder of DAM, Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah.
So far, the gold medal has been awarded to 26 noted personalities for their outstanding contributions in different fields at the national level.
Anisuzzaman is an eminent Bangladeshi educator, writer and emeritus professor of Bangla language and literature department at Dhaka University.
He participated in the Language Movement, the 1969 mass upsurge and the Liberation War. After independence, he became a member of the National Education Commission with Kudrat-E-Khuda as the chief of the commission.
He has done outstanding research on the history of Bangla literature. He has been awarded the Bangla Academy Literary Award, the Independence Award and the Ekushey Padak. He also won many international awards for his contributions to literature.