National Award winning actress Jaya Ahsan. COURTESY
National Award winning actress Jaya Ahsan is known for her prolific work on screen, and also for promoting kindness towards animals.
The People for Animal Welfare (PAW) Foundation awarded Jaya Ahsan with the "Pranobik Bondhu" Award 2021 on the occasion of "World Animal Day" (4 October). She was handed over the crest at an award-giving ceremony held at Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib auditorium at National Museum on Saturday. Other awardees include - DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam, rescue worker Abu Bakar Siddik, Sudha Rani, Gracy Puspita Sarkar, veterinarian Dr Fatiha Emnoor Eima, journalist Probir Kumar Sarker, veterinary teacher Prof Nitish Chandra Debnath, public health expert Dr Be-Nazir Ahmed, and forest official Mollah Rezaul Karim.
Veteran actor and MP Asaduzzaman Noor was the chief guest of the ceremony. Meanwhile, the president of Sammilita Sangskritik Jote Golam Quddus, AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik, artist Kanak Chanpa Chakma, and art critic Moinuddin Khaled were present as special guests.