22 DU students receive Sitara Parvin award
Twenty-two students of the Mass Communication and Journalism Department of Dhaka University yesterday received Prof Sitara Parvin Memorial Award for their academic excellence in BSS (Hons) examination.
DU Vice-chancellor Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique handed over the cheques for the award money to the students in the university's RC Majumdar auditorium.
Of the awardees, 12 students scored the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPAs) in the 2010 BSS (Hons) examinations while 10 others secured highest marks in the 2009 examinations.
The awardees for 2010 examinations are Marzia Rahman, Zahedur Rahman Arman, Mir Md Fazla Rabby, Shirin Farhana Moni, Akhi Aktar, Sheikh Zinat Sharmin, Md Iqbal Mahmud, Shilpi Begum, Md Rajibul Hasan, Md Abu Saleh Siddique, Shaheen Afroz, and Shapla Sultana.
The awardees for 2009 examinations are Hasan Mahmud Foisal, Rubaiya Jannat, Rezaul Karim, Sayed Mahfuzul Haque Marjan, Hasinus Saba, Jakia Sultana, M Rezwan Afroz, Jakaria Ahmed, and Tania Sultana.
Chairperson of the department, Prof Dr Gitiara Nasrin, presided over the award ceremony while Associate Prof Fahmidul Haque delivered a memorial lecture on the Internet.
Prof Dr Ahaduzzaman Mohammad Ali delivered the vote of thanks at the programme conducted by Lecturer Shabnam Azim.
Sitara Parvin, daughter of former president Justice Sahabuddin Ahmed and wife of Prof Ahaduzzaman, was killed in a road crash in the USA on June 23, 2005.
The award is given every year in memory of Prof Sitara Parvin.