Bangladesh renders highest honor to Fidel Castro
Staff Correspondent: The government of Bangladesh has given the highest honor to Fidel Castro along with 203 individuals and institutions from home and abroad on March 24, 2013 for their extraordinary contribution to the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971.
During the solemn ceremony coinciding with the celebrations of the Liberation Day, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina handed over the awards “For the Liberation War of Bangladesh” (Bangladesh Muktijuddho Sammanana) and “friends of the War of Liberation “(Muktijuddho Moitri Sammanana) to 68 friends and foreign organizations. The decorated ones took part of the group of 206 persons who by decree have been conferred now this high honor for their “outstanding support and invaluable contributions in the war of independence and the emergence of Bangladesh as an independent nation 42 years ago.
“Among the recipients of the award “For the Liberation War of Bangladesh”, is Cuba’s Commander in Chief Fidel Castro, “the revolutionary leader and former Cuban president” as he has stood out in the midst of the vast majority of Bangladeshis.
Cuba’s ambassador in India, Abelardo Cueto, received the award from the hands of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, with a large representation of government and high officials who attended at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on 24 March.