1,883 students get DBBL scholarships
A total of 1,883 meritorious and poor students passing Higher Secondary Certificate examination in 2010 and studying at graduation level at different educational institutions in the country were awarded scholarships yesterday.
Each student will get Tk 36,000 per annum for two to five years for their educational expenses. Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited (DBBL) is awarding the scholarships worth Tk 102 crore.
Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith handed over the scholarships at Shaheed Suhrawardi Indoor Stadium in the city's Mirpur.
Expressing her gratitude to DBBL, Lipika Biswas, in her first year at Faculty of Social Science of Dhaka University, said economic crisis obstructs one's path to education.
DBBL helps to remove these obstructions, she said, adding that, “Every person's life is like a canvas while the scholarship is like a brush. We will paint our canvas with this brush.”
Muhit thanked DBBL for their contribution in the education sector.
DBBL Managing Director KS Tabrez and Deputy Managing Director Md Sayedul Hasan addressed the programme, presided over by DBBL Executive Committee of Board of Directors Chairman Sayem Ahmed.