Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Julio Curie Peace Medal: A Commemoration of Peace, Literature, and National Identity

Dr. Dipu Siddiqui

This international recognition bestowed upon the Prime Minister of independent Bangladesh marked the first international medal for a head of state in the country’s history. The award acknowledged Bangabandhu’s unwavering efforts in establishing world peace and promoting human rights, showcasing his actions, political philosophy, and wisdom. It elevated Bangabandhu to a unique position in the international arena and enhanced the image of Bangladesh.


The ‘Julio Curie’ Peace Medal is one of the world’s prominent Peace Prizes, awarded to individuals who have played a leading role in opposing imperialism and fascism while striving for humanity and world peace. The World Peace Council has been presenting the ‘Julio Curie’ medal since 1950.


On May 23, the 50th anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman receiving the ‘Julio Curie’ Peace Medal, the first international achievement and honor of independent Bangladesh, is being celebrated across the country with great enthusiasm. In continuation of this celebration, the Bangiya Sahitya Sanskariti Samsad is organizing an event called ‘Bangabandhu Bhavnay Vishwa Shanti, Rabindranath and Nazrul prosonga’ on June 14, 2023, at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The event, which includes discussions, music, and dance performances, aims to inaugurate a year-long program commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Julio Curie Medal awarded to the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The Bangiya Sahitya Sanskariti Samsad aims to showcase Bangabandhu’s Julio Curie Peace Medal achievement on the global stage through various forms of art and culture, thereby ensuring widespread publicity.


The significance of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s recognition with the Julio Curie Peace Medal and the upcoming event organized by the Bangiya Sahitya Sanskariti Samsad. It highlights the intersection of peace, literature, and national identity in honoring the Father of the Nation’s contribution to the welfare of humanity and his pursuit of peace.


Subtitle: “Bangabandhu Bhavnay Vishwa Shanti, Rabindranath and Nazrul Prosonga”


Subtitle Summary: The subtitle reflects the theme of the event, which focuses on celebrating Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Julio Curie Peace Medal achievement along with the influence of renowned literary figures like Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam. The event seeks to commemorate this milestone through discussions, music, and dance performances, signifying the fusion of art, peace, and national pride


Writer:Dr Md Abu Bakar Siddique widely known as Dr Dipu Siddiqui,Associate Professor and Chairman,Department of Education,Royal University of Dhaka.Vice President:Press Institute Bangladesh Journalism Alumni Association(PIBJAA),Member: Bangiya Sahitya Sanskariti Samsad