The award citation lauded Prime Minister Hasina for her vision of a peaceful and prosperous South Asia, free of tension, conflicts and terrorism. It acknowledged her contribution in fostering cooperation between India and Bangladesh.
Speaking after receiving the award Prime Minister Hasina said that the award will inspire her government to strive for the achievement of greater inclusive development of people.
Chief Adviser of the Dr Kalam Smriti International Advisory Council former Ambassador T.P. Sreenivasan handed over the award to Sheikh Hasina.
The award is given every year to honour statesmen or leaders who have shown excellence in respective fields to achieve the best for their countries.
The Presidents of the Maldives, Ghana and Mauritius earlier received the prestigious award since its introduction in 2015.