In the contemporary world, Sheikh Hasina is a statesman who is not only serving as the third prime minister of Bangladesh, but she is the only politician who has been serving as the president of the country’s largest political party Awami League for 36 consecutive years. It was under his leadership that a glorious new chapter was added in the history of the Bengali nation in fulfilling the unfinished duties of the Liberation War and realizing the dreams of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina took the helm of the Awami League by following the slippery and friendly path stained with the blood of the father of the nation.
Education life of Sheikh Hasina
Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina was born on September 28, 1947 in Tungipara of Gopalganj district. He is the eldest of the five children of Bangladesh’s founding president Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. His mother’s name is Begum Fazilatunnessa. He received his childhood education in Tungipara. From 1954, he started living in Dhaka with his family in a house in Rajni Bose Lane, Mughaltuli. Later he moved to the official residence on Minto Road. In 1956, she was admitted to Nari Shiksha Mandir Balika Vidyalaya, Tikatuli. In 1965, she passed secondary school from Azimpur Girls’ School and in 1967 from Government Intermediate Girls’ College (now Badrunnessa Govt. Mahila College). In 1967, he was admitted to the Bengali Department of Dhaka University. He had to suspend his honors studies due to marriage interrupting his normal academic life. Later in 1973, he obtained his bachelor’s degree from Dhaka University.
Student politics: Sheikh Hasina actively participated in political activities during her school life. Even as a school student in 1962, she actively participated in the anti-Ayub movement. A procession was led by him from Azimpur Girls School to Dhaka University campus. While studying at Dhaka Intermediate College, his political career began when he was elected as the vice-president of the college union in the academic year 1966-67. Actively participated in the mass movement of ’69. After that, he became a member of Dhaka University Chhatra League and general secretary of Rokeya Hall branch.
Mainstream politics: Father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was killed in the fateful night of August 15, 1975, but Sheikh Hasina and her sister Sheikh Rehana survived because they were in West Germany at that time. Their two sisters had to spend the next six years in exile in London and Delhi.
In 1981, Sheikh Hasina was unanimously elected president of Awami League in her absence. 14 of 1981, Bangabandhu and his daughter were unanimously elected president of the party as a symbol of unity through Awami League’s historic council held at the Eden Hotel in Dhaka on February 15 and 16. On May 17, 1981, Sheikh Hasina stepped on the soil of Bengal after six long years. Lakhs of people gathered at Tejgaon Airport to congratulate their beloved leader. Bangabandhu’s house was handed over to Sheikh Hasina on 12 June 1981. In 1982, Sheikh Hasina launched the anti-Ershad Durbar movement by declaring General Ershad’s rise to power illegal. In 1983 he formed an alliance of 15 parties. On February 15, 1983, 31 Awami League leaders and activists including Sheikh Hasina were arrested due to the anti-military ruler Ershad Durbar movement across the country under his leadership. He was blindfolded and taken to the cantonment.
In 1984, he attended the Afro-Asian Mass Solidarity Congress held in Algiers as a special guest. In 1985, at the invitation of Yasser Arafat, he visited the headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Tunisia and discussed the Middle East peace process. On January 3, 1987, Sheikh Hasina was re-elected as the President of Awami League.
Sheikh Hasina was placed under house arrest on November 11, 1987. In 1987, at the invitation of the National Democratic Institution for International Affairs, Sheikh Hasina attended an international conference of women leaders held in San Francisco, USA as a special guest. In 1988, he read the keynote paper on ‘Disarmament and Development’ at the Seventh Congress of the Afro-Asian Mass Solidarity Council held in Delhi. In the same year, he joined the presidium meeting held in Prague as a member of the presidium of the World Peace Council.
On January 24, 1988, the police and BDR fired indiscriminately at a rally led by Sheikh Hasina in Chittagong to kill her. In this incident, Sheikh Hasina’s life was saved but 9 ordinary leaders-activists-supporters were killed. On November 27, 1990, a state of emergency was declared across the country to stem the tide of agitation and Sheikh Hasina was placed under house arrest at her Dhanmondi residence. Sheikh Hasina addressed a public meeting held at Bangabandhu Avenue on December 4, ignoring the state of emergency. Ershad falls.
On September 11, 1991, terrorists shot at him during the parliamentary by-election. After the 1991 general election, he was elected Leader of the Opposition in Parliament. On March 7, 1992, under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina, 100 parliamentarians declared solidarity with the demand of Ghulam Azam, formed under the leadership of Martyr Janani Jahanara Imam, to be tried in the People’s Court. On April 16, 1992, Sheikh Hasina proposed to try Ghulam Azam by a tribunal. Sheikh Hasina, Bangabandhu’s daughter, was re-elected as president at the Awami League conference held on September 19 and 20, 1992.
He spoke as a special guest at the international seminar of the World Peace Council held in Dhaka in 1992. That same year, he attended the Democratic Party convention held in New York. In 1992, he attended the Leaders of Opposition in the Parliament of SAARC countries held in Nepal and Karachi, Pakistan, on the occasion of an international seminar on the work and thought of Gautama Buddha. Sheikh Hasina visited China in 1993.
On January 24, 1993, 50 people were injured in the shelling and bomb attack on Sheikh Hasina’s meeting in Chittagong.
In June 1993, he delivered an important speech at the International NGO Conference held on the eve of the Second World Congress on Human Rights in Vienna. On February 2, 1994, he participated in the ‘National Prayer Breakfast’ program held in Washington as an honored guest. In the same year, he attended the seminar of the Socialist International held in Tokyo. In 1994 he was elected as the Vice President of ‘Eastern Vision Fair’.
On August 14, 1994, the Independence Museum converted the historic residence of the Father of the Nation on Road No. 32 in Dhanmondi into ‘Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Museum’ and dedicated it to the countrymen. On September 23, 1994, during the train procession of Sheikh Hasina, Ishwardi and Natore were heavily terrorized, shot, He was bombarded and shot at. Hundreds were injured in this incident, including the magistrate and the police. On December 25, 1994, Sheikh Hasina left the residence of the opposition leader at Minto Road. On December 28, 1994, members of several opposition parties, including the Awami League, resigned from the National Parliament under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina. Under his leadership, a strong movement was formed against Khaleda government’s vote rigging and disenfranchisement of the people. On February 15, 1996, he resisted the one-party election of BNP. The Khaleda government was forced to resign after accepting the demands of the caretaker government. Awami League president Sheikh Hasina addressed the special council session of Bangladesh Awami League on September 11, 1995.
Awami League won 146 seats under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina and formed the government with a single majority in the parliamentary elections held on June 12, 1996. On June 23, 1996, People’s Leader Sheikh Hasina assumed the responsibility of the Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh for the first time. He served as Prime Minister from 1996 to 2001. The five years 1996-2001 were the most successful period in the history of Bangladesh after independence. During this period, significant progress was achieved in many sectors, including the Ganga water sharing agreement with India on December 12, 1996, the Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Agreement on December 2, 1997, the completion of the construction of the Yamuna Bridge in 1998, and the status of International Mother Language Day on February 21, 1999. At that time the price was affordable. Fertilizers at fair prices for farmers, The country became self-sufficient in food for the first time as a result of the expansion of seed supply and irrigation facilities. About 2600 MW power generation increased. The market for the first mobile phone technology was opened up and tax incentives were provided at significant rates. Aakash culture was taken to the doorsteps of the people at the grass root level by allowing the private sector to operate television channels. Writing the name of the father along with the mother is made compulsory. Access to information technology for the general public is opened up by the reduction of tariffs on computer imports.
On October 2, 1996, a Bangabandhu murder case was registered at Dhanmondi police station. The Indemnity Ordinance was repealed in Parliament on 12 November 1996. Sheikh Hasina attended the World Food Organization summit held in Rome in 1996. On February 7, 1997, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina spoke at a discussion on ‘Establishment and Development of Democracy’ at the invitation of Brown University, USA. In February 1997, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina participated as a co-chairperson in the ‘World Conference on Microcredit’ for the first time in Washington, the capital of the United States of America. Hasina He attended the Inter-Parliamentary Union summit in Delhi in February 1997.
Sheikh Hasina was elected president in the tri-annual conference of Bangladesh Awami League on May 6 and 7, 1997.
In 1997, Sheikh Hasina participated in the sub-regional cooperation forum ‘BIMSTEC’ comprising Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand. On July 15, 1997, Sheikh Hasina attended the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education organized by UNESCO in Hamburg, Germany and read the keynote speech of the conference. . On October 28, 1997, Sheikh Hasina gave a speech at the London School of Economics and Political Science on ‘Vote rigging and solutions’. His speech won huge praise from statesmen and sociologists. In December 1997, Sheikh Hasina attended the Summit of Islamic Unity Organization held in Tehran. In addition, in the same year, he attended the Commonwealth Summit in Edinburgh, the SAARC Summit held in the Maldives.
In the Union Parishad elections held in December 1997, for the first time in the history of Bangladesh, more than 14,000 women were elected members and chairpersons by direct vote of the people. On February 10, 1998, Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma, the head of the ‘Shantivahini’, formally surrendered his arms to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the stadium in Khagrachari. Along with that, about 2 thousand armed members of that force also came out of the secret position and surrendered their weapons and returned to normal life.
In May 1998, South Asia heated up when India and Pakistan tested more than a dozen nuclear bombs in the space of two weeks; Intense tension was created throughout the subcontinent. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited India and Pakistan in June 1998 and requested both countries to refrain from arms race in order to reduce the tension and prevent them from nuclear arms race. Ambassador of peace Sheikh Hasina’s bold initiative was welcomed by the international community and highly praised.
Among the victims of the catastrophic floods of 1998, 4.2 million VGF cards provided free food to 2.1 million people for about 9 months. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced a one-year suspension of agricultural loan collection for flood-affected farmers. In 1998, the Bangladesh, India and Pakistan Business Summit was held in Dhaka at the sole initiative of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
On May 15, 1999, Sheikh Hasina addressed the closing ceremony of the ‘Hague Peace Conference Centenary’.
With the tireless efforts of Sheikh Hasina, the 30th General Conference of UNESCO in November 1999 declared 21st February as International Mother Language Day and gave international recognition to the pride of the Bengali nation on 21st February.
In 2000, he was selected as ‘Person of the Year’ by the Afro-Asian Lawyers Federation. In 2000, Mufti Hannan Gong tried to kill him in Kotalipara. On November 10, 2000, Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Bangladesh Cricket Team’s debut Test match at the Bangabandhu Stadium. On the same day, he inaugurated the first Asian conference of the International Chamber of Commerce.
In the 2001 general election, he was again elected as the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament. Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina was elected president in the tri-annual election council session of Bangladesh Awami League held on December 26, 2002.
On February 22, 2003, Sheikh Hasina gave an important speech at the Silver Jubilee closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Journalists Association at the international seminar titled ‘Civil Society and Good Governance: The Journalist Rule’.
On August 21, 2004, an infernal grenade attack was launched to kill him and his followers on Bangabandhu Avenue. In that incident, Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina survived, but 24 people including women leader Ivy Rahman were killed. Sheikh Hasina was injured when her eardrum burst.
On October 25, 2004, Sheikh Hasina addressed a public meeting held at the Largodia College auditorium in New York as the chief guest. On October 28, 2004, Sheikh Hasina spoke as the chief guest at an international seminar on ‘Shaping the Future Global Policy’ organized by the Council of Women World Leaders in Manhattan, New York. On April 4, 2005, he attended the meeting of the Senior Advisory Council organized by the Association of Asian Parliaments for Peace in Manila.
On January 11, 2007, the BNP-Jamaat blueprint elections were canceled in the face of the opposition party’s movement led by Awami League, and Yazuddin’s resignation from the post of self-proclaimed head of the caretaker government. Declaration of emergency. Dr. A new independent caretaker government headed by Fakhruddin took over. The minus two formula was given to remove Sheikh Hasina from politics with the indication of special interests. When Sheikh Hasina visited the United States and the United Kingdom, the caretaker government imposed a ban on her return home. When Sheikh Hasina ignored the government’s ban and declared her determination to return home, the frightened government was forced to withdraw the ban. He returned home on May 7. Ignoring the emergency laws, millions of people took to the streets to welcome him. On the night of March 7, 2007, a team of joint forces entered the Sudha Sadan residence of People’s Leader Sheikh Hasina in Dudfa without any search warrant. Awami League President Sheikh Hasina was arrested on July 16, 2007 and after being released on parole on June 11, 2008, Awami League President Sheikh Hasina went to the United States for treatment on June 12. After treatment He returned to his homeland. On December 12, 2008, Sheikh Hasina presented the election manifesto of Bangladesh Awami League at the Winter Garden of Sheraton.
Sheikh Hasina’s Homecoming Was the Turning Point for Emerging Bangladesh
The Awami League-led Grand Alliance won 264 seats out of 300 seats in the 9th National Parliament elections held on December 29, 2008. On January 6, 2009, the grand coalition government under the leadership of People’s Leader Sheikh Hasina assumed responsibility. From 2009 to 2013, the significant aspects of the activities and successes of the government led by Sheikh Hasina were the start of the campaign to build Digital Bangladesh, the final settlement of the Bangabandhu murder case, the execution of the accused sentenced to death in the Bangabandhu murder case on January 28, 2010, and the peaceful resolution of the BDR rebellion. Conspiracies against the government failed and the global recession was dealt with. Efforts to keep commodity prices stable within people’s purchasing power, huge subsidies to agriculture, bumper paddy yields, highest ever foreign exchange reserves, highest export revenue growth, growth rate raised to 6.7 percent, Formulation of new education policy. Providing free books every year, introducing successful public examination system at primary and lower secondary level, taking urgent steps to solve electricity and energy crisis. Increasing power generation to 10000 megawatts, reducing load shedding to a tolerable level, providing new electricity and gas connections to industries and factories, expanding social safety nets for employment and the poor, distribution of 42 taka per kg rice at the price of 5 kg at 24 taka per person in open market, trial process for war criminals started , successfully organized the Cricket World Cup. The beginning of success in the field of sports, two young people from Bangladesh winning Everest in two consecutive years, the discovery of the first golden fiber jute gene technology in Bangladesh in the developing world. Golden doors of potential opened, closed jute mills reopened, new industrialization initiatives taken, re-fixation of garment workers’ pay scales. Implementation of new enhanced pay scale of government employees,
On July 24, 2009, Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina was elected president at the Awami League conference. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was elected as one of the vice-chairmen at the 15th Summit of NAM in 2009. In 2010, the US financial institution Goldman & Sachs identified Bangladesh as a ‘front-line market’ and ‘eleventh emerging’ country. On June 30, 2011, the Fifteenth Amendment Bill of the Constitution was passed by a vote of 291-1 in the National Assembly. In the amendment, several important decisions were taken, including reinstating the principle of ’72, introducing the interim government system during the election for fair, impartial and peaceful elections, increasing the power of the Election Commission, reserving 50 seats for women, and disqualifying war criminals.
On March 14, 2012, in the case related to the maritime boundary with Myanmar, the sovereignty of Bangladesh was established in the sea area of more than 111,631 square kilometers in the Bay of Bengal. On April 28, 2012, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was given a colorful reception by the Sea Victory Celebration Citizen Committee. On June 19, 2012, along with her younger sister Sheikh Rehana, Sheikh Hasina unveiled the cover of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s ‘Unfinished Autobiography’ and its English version ‘The Unfinished Memoires’. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the country’s first digital Quran Sharif on August 10, 2012. In 2012, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was awarded the ‘Cultural Diversity Medal’ by UNESCO for her special contribution in protecting cultural diversity and promoting cultural activities in Bangladesh.
On October 14, 2012, he inaugurated Teletalk’s 3G technology. On December 17, 2012, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ‘People’s Empowerment’ and ‘Culture of Peace’ proposals were passed at the United Nations with the support of 193 member states. On December 29, 2012, Sheikh Hasina was elected president of Awami League at the Awami League conference. On August 4, 2013, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opened the dream Kuril flyover to the public. In a press conference at Ganabhaban on August 18, 2013, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced the unveiling of the life secret of desi jute. This groundbreaking success was achieved through the tireless efforts of a group of researchers led by scientist Makchudul Alam with the full support of the Prime Minister.
On October 2, 2013, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid the foundation stone of the country’s first nuclear power plant at Ishwardi in Pabna. On October 11, 2013, the Prime Minister inaugurated the country’s largest flyover ‘Mayor Mohammad Hanif Udal Setu’ built in the capital. On November 21, 2013, Sheikh Hasina became the Prime Minister of the ‘Sarbadliya Sarkar’. On December 12, 2013, the death sentence of Jamaat leader, 19-year-old war criminal Kasai Abdul Quader Mollah, was executed for crimes against humanity.
On January 5, 2014, the Awami League led by Sheikh Hasina formed the government with a majority in the 10th National Assembly elections. On January 12, 2014, Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina took over as the Prime Minister for the third time. On February 23, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium built on the sands of Cox’s Bazar beach and Jhaubithi. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Twenty20 World Cup at Bangabandhu Stadium on March 13. On March 26, Bangladesh set a world record for singing the national anthem with millions of voices.
On April 23, Bangladesh was elected as a member of the United Nations UNICEF Executive Board for the next three years (2015-17). Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina went on a four-day visit to Japan on May 24. Japan promised to provide 60 thousand billion yen (6 billion dollars) to Bangladesh in a summit meeting at the office of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on May 25. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left for China on a six-day visit on June 6. Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang held a summit with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Beijing on June 9. During this visit, two agreements, two memorandums of understanding and two exchange letters were signed between Bangladesh and China. These include the establishment of a coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh and China’s special economic zone. Construction of multi-storied tunnel under Karnaphuli river. On July 7, the historic judgment of the Hague Arbitration Court in the Netherlands established Bangladesh’s right to 19,467 square kilometers of sea area out of the disputed 25,602 square kilometers with India. On July 8, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh held an official press conference and announced the verdict. On July 21, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina went to the UK to attend the Girl Summit-14 at the special invitation of British Prime Minister Cameron. During this visit, he met with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron. While returning from London, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came out of the business class in front of the flying passengers and exchanged pleasantries with her natural smiling face. He took pictures with everyone and cuddled the children. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina held a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is visiting Dhaka, at the Simul Conference Hall of Ganobhaban on September 6. At the end of the meeting, the Japanese Prime Minister reiterated his commitment to provide 6 billion US dollars in aid to Bangladesh over the next five years.
On September 17, the ‘Constitution (Sixteenth Amendment) Bill-2014’ was passed in the National Parliament. The bill was passed smoothly in a split vote without opposition, with other opposition parties and independent MPs, including the main opposition JPA, unanimously voting ‘yes’ in favor of the bill. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left for New York to attend the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 21. He addressed the United Nations General Assembly session on September 27. Bangladesh serves as the Chairman of the Credentials Committee of the 69th General Session and 29th Special Session of the United Nations.
According to the Border Policy Bill passed by the Lok Sabha in India on May 7, 2015, 111 enclaves of India inside Bangladesh and 51 enclaves of Bangladesh inside India were exchanged on June 30, 2016 with the dedicated efforts of Deshratna Sheikh Hasina. There is no other example in the world of exchanging so many enclaves between two countries in such a peaceful manner.
On October 14, 2016, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina signed 27 agreements and memorandum of understanding with China in various fields of infrastructure development and cooperation including coastal disaster management, Karnaphuli tunnel construction.
On April 8, 2017, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina signed 22 agreements and memorandum of understanding, including a 500 million dollar loan agreement in the defense sector, in a bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House. Another 4.5 billion dollar loan for Bangladesh’s infrastructure sector was also announced from the meeting.
- On February 6, 1997, Boston University, the third largest university in the United States, conferred the honorary title of ‘Doctor of Laws’ on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
- On July 4, 1997, Japan’s famous Waseda University conferred an honorary ‘Doctor of Law’ degree on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in a special convocation ceremony.
- On October 25, 1997, Great Britain’s Dundee Aberte University conferred an honorary ‘Doctor of Liberal Arts’ degree on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in a special congratulatory ceremony.
- On the occasion of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birth centenary in 1997, the West Bengal Congress Committee of India awarded Sheikh Hasina the ‘Netaji Memorial Padak 1997’ in recognition of her unique role in establishing peace, democracy and amity among the countries of the subcontinent.
- In 1997, the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International elected Sheikh Hasina as a ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ and awarded the Medal of Honor for 1996-97.
- In the same year, Sheikh Hasina was awarded the Rashtra Pradhan Padak by the International Association of Lions Clubs (1997).
- UNESCO, a member of the United Nations, awarded Sheikh Hasina with the 1998 Felix Hoofe Boini Peace Award for her unique contribution to peace in Chittagong region.
- On April 12, 1998, Sheikh Hasina was awarded ‘Mother Teresa Medal’ by Nikhil Bharat Shanti Parishad for her contribution to peace and harmony.
- The Mahatma Gandhi Foundation, located in Oslo, the capital of Norway, awarded Sheikh Hasina with the 1998 ‘M. K. Gandhi’ Medal.
- In 1999, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was awarded the ‘Ceres Medal’ by the United Nations World Food Program (FAO) in recognition of her contribution to the movement against hunger.
- On 20 October 1999, Sheikh Hasina was awarded the degree of ‘Doctor of Laws’ by the Australian National University in Canberra for her outstanding contribution to the establishment of human rights.
- On December 18, 1999, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was awarded the honorary title of ‘Doctor of Laws’ at the convocation ceremony of Dhaka University.
- On February 4, 2000, the Catholic University of Brussels awarded Sheikh Hasina (Doctor Honoris Causa).
- In 2000, she was awarded the ‘Pearl S. Buck Medal’ by Macon Women’s College USA for her bravery and vision in political, economic and human rights.
- In 2000, he was selected as ‘Person of the Year’ by the Afro-Asian Lawyers Federation.
- In 2001, Bangabandhu Agricultural University conferred the degree of ‘Doctor of Science’ on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
- In June 2005, Sheikh Hasina was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the People’s Friendship University of Russia for her contribution to democracy, human rights and peace.
- Sheikh Hasina was awarded the world famous ‘Indira Gandhi Peace Medal 2009’ on January 12, 2010.
- On November 23, 2010, the Prime Minister was awarded St. Petersburg University awarded an Honorary Doctorate.
- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received the MDG Award-2010 by the United Nations in recognition of the achievement of MDG-4 related to reducing child mortality.
- In 2011, the Dauphin University of Paris presented Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with the prestigious gold medal and diploma award.
- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received the medal entitled ‘South-South Awards 2011 : Digital Development for Digital Health’ jointly given by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), South-South News and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
- On January 26, 2011, the Speaker of the House of Commons in England, John Bercow, MP presented the ‘Global Diversity Award’ to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her visionary leadership in restoring democracy, good governance, protection of human rights, regional peace and awareness raising to face the challenges of climate change.
- On December 30, 2011, Bangla Academy awarded an honorary fellowship to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
- On January 12, 2012, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was awarded an honorary ‘D-Litt’ degree by Tripura Central University. The degree is awarded in recognition of Sheikh Hasina’s leadership, visionary leadership and strong commitment to peace and democracy.
- On December 6, 2012, Bangladesh was given this recognition at the GAVI alliance Partners Forum held in Tanzania. The award was given to Bangladesh among six other countries for its outstanding achievements in immunization programs.
- On June 8, 2013 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was awarded the Rotary Peace Prize by Rotary International.
- On June 13, 2013, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was invited by United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director General Jose Graziano da Silva to receive the award on behalf of Bangladesh.
- On June 16, 2013, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations awarded Bangladesh the ‘Diploma Award’ for achieving significant progress in eradicating poverty and malnutrition.
- On September 23, 2013, the Prime Minister received the ‘South-South Award-2013’ from the International Organization for South-South Cooperation in recognition of his significant contribution to food security and poverty alleviation in the country.
- On December 6, 2013, Sheikh Hasina’s dream-born ‘Ek Bari Ek Khamar Project’ was awarded the South Asia and Asia Pacific ‘Manhattan Award 2013’ at the Information Technology Fair held in New Delhi, India.
- In 2014, UNESCO awarded Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina the ‘Peace Tree’ memorial for her exemplary contribution to women’s education. On September 8, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova presented him with the award.
- On 21 November 2014, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was honored with the United Nations South-South Visionary Award.
- On September 14, 2015, Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was conferred with the ‘Champions of the Earth’, the UN’s highest environmental honour.
- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been awarded the “Planet 50-50” award by the United Nations organization ‘UN Women’ in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the empowerment of women.
- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was awarded the ‘Agent of Change’ award by the Global Partnership Forum on 21 September 2016. She was given this award in recognition of her outstanding and courageous role in the empowerment of women.