Swadhinata Purushkar (2011)
In 2011 the Government of Bangladesh awarded 81-year-old Abdul Karim Khandker the prestigious Swadhinata Purushkar (Independence Day Award, also known as Swadhinata Padak), Bangladesh's highest civilian award, in recognition of his relentless and dedicated service to his motherland in various capacity.
Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award (2007)
On 2 October 2007 Abdul Kalam Khandker was awarded Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award along with 19 other prominent personalities in recognition of their contribution to establishing peace in society.
Mahatma Gandhi Research Council gave away the awards at a ceremony marking the first International Day of Non-Violence at Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre in Dhaka city.
The United Nations has declared October 2, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, as the International Day of Non-Violence.
Full list of 20 awardees:
- Air Vice Marshal A. K. Khandker
- Serajul Islam, Secretary
- Obaidul Haque, Khatib of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque
- Shuddhananda Mahathero, President of Buddha Kristi Prochar Sangha
- Archbishop Paulinus Costa
- Swami Gyan Prakash, Ramakrishna Mission chief
- Justice Ghulam Rabbani
- Dr Shamsher Ali
- Mahfuzur Rahman, Chairman of ATN Bangla
- Abdur Rob Hawlader, Director General of Passport Directorate
- Syed Tosharaf Ali, Editor of the weekly Robbar
- Maj Gen (retd) C. R. Dutta
- Monowara Hakim Ali, President of Chittagong Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
- Maj Gen (retd) Amin Ahmed Chowdhury
- Prof Dr M. Asaduzzaman
- Shyamal Chandra Saha, Textile engineer
- Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah
- Mostafa Allama, Poet
- Dr Alamgir Mati
'Life Time Achievement Award' by Dhaka Club (2010)
In August 2010 A. K. Khandker was honoured with 'Life Time Achievement Award' by Dhaka Club for his contribution to the War of Liberation as Deputy Chief of Liberation Forces of Bangladesh. Chief guest Begum Matia Chowdhury, then Agriculture Minister, handed the award at the function.
Khandker, a member of the Dhaka Club, received the award in the club on the occasion of the club's 99th foundation anniversary. Attended the ceremony was Information Minister Abul Kalam Azad and Dhaka Club President Sadat Hossain.
The club also honoured 25 other elderly members with the 'Living Legend' award for enriching the club and making remarkable contribution to society.
25 recipients of 'Living Legend' award from Dhaka Club:
- Zahiruddin Ahmed
- MA Rouf Chowdhury
- Latifur Rahman
- Shafquat Hamid
- Chowdhury Monwar Ahmed Siddiqui
- M. Anis-ud Dowla
- Dr Muhammad Zahir
- Emam Hossain Khan
- Tariq Ibrahim
- Dr Zaglur Rahman Khan
- Tariqul Alam Khan
- Shamsul Abedin Akhand
- Obaid R. Jaigirdar
- SA Reza Hussain
- CJ Haider
- Ghulam Akbar Chowdhury
- Md Sirajul Islam
- SE Kabir
- M. Iftekharul Alam
- MM Ispahani
- Atauddin Khan
- Sadruddin H. Jewa
- FK Ghuznavi
- Syed AK Mahmudul Haque
- Habibullah Khan
Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury handed over the award as the chief guest. She congratulated the recipients and thanked the club president for honouring the senior members of the club. She lauded AK Khandker for his leadership during the War of Liberation and role that he played to build up public opinion against the forces of anti-liberation forces through the Sector Commanders' Forum.
Dhaka Club President Sadat Hossain Salim in his speech paid rich tribute to AK Khandker and other recipients for enriching the club tradition and significant contribution to the society.
The Daily Star (Bangladesh)
"Bir Uttam A. K. Khandker Sarak" in Dhaka
A road (known in Bangla as 'sarak' or 'sadak') in Dhaka city has been named after Abdul Karim Khandker. The "Bir Uttam A. K. Khandker Sarak" is located in the Mohakhali area of Dhaka.
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