Lalon queen Geeti singer Farida Parveen is set to be honoured with the Feroza Begum Memorial Gold Medal of this year by Dhaka University (DU).
Farida Parveen will receive the medal at an event to be held at the Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban on August 4. DU Vice-Chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman will hand over the medal to the singer as the chief guest at the program.
The acclaimed singer will also receive a cheque for Tk100,000.
DU introduced the award in memorium of Feroza Begum in 2016. Every year, a well-known singer receives the award.
The best student of the music department of the university will also receive the Feroza Begum Memorial Gold Medal.
Acclaimed singers Sabina Yasmin and Rezwana Choudhury Bannya and Runa Laila were awarded the Feroza Begum Memorial Gold Medal in 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively.