Donate buses to educational institutions: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday reiterated her call to the affluent section of people and business organisations to donate buses to educational institutions to solve the transportation problem of students.
“If the well-off section of people comes forward, the demand of the schools and colleges that have no buses will be fulfilled. So I urge the rich to donate buses to the educational institutions,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina said this while handing over 10 buses to 10 educational institutions.
While talking about the selection of Proyas Specialised School for donation of buses, Sheikh Hasina said her government had special attention to the physically-challenged children to bring them back to normal life.
She thanked Ifad Autos Ltd for the donation of buses to 10 educational institutions, and hoped that other business organisations would be encouraged to do the same.
She handed over the keys of the buses to the principals of the educational institutions at a function at her official residence Gono Bhaban in the afternoon.
The educational institutions are: Rangpur Government College; Dinajpur Government College; Government Bangabandhu College, Gopalganj; Proyas Specialised School at Savar Cantonment, Savar; Netrakona Government College; Rangamati Government College; Government Bangla College, Dhaka; Kurigram Government College; Jessore Government MM College and Cox's Bazar Government College.
IFAD Autos Ltd, a sister concern of the IFAD Group Bangladesh, and India's Ashok Leyland Company donated the buses in response to the prime minister's recent call to the well-off section of people to donate school buses to educational institutions.
Each bus can seat 36 people.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, PM's adviser HT Imam, Chief of Army Staff General Abu Belal Mohammad Shafiul Huq, Principal Secretary Md Abul Kalam Azad, PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim, Managing Director of IFAD Group Tanveer Ahmed, Managing Director of IFAD Autos Limited Taskin Ahmed and Director Tashfin Ahmed were, among others, present on the occasion.
At the function, the Ifad Group chairman announced to donate another bus for the Proyas Specialised School.