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12:18 AM, October 05, 2013 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:10 AM, October 05, 2013

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Ten children of victims get scholarships

Mehedi Hasan, 7, who became an orphan due to the Rana Plaza collapse, now dreams of becoming a doctor.
The boy lost his mother Sheuli Aktar when he was much younger. His father Idris Ali who worked in a garment factory at Rana Plaza in Savar died in the incident.
Accompanied by his grandmother all the way from Savar, Mehedi yesterday came at the CBCB centre on Asad Avenue in the capital's Mohammadpur to receive a new schoolbag and Tk 1,000 scholarship funded by Y's Men Club of Dhaka.
Choked with emotion, his grandmother Rozia Begum told The Daily Star that her grandson was a student of class I of Village Education Resource Centre.
Like Mehedi, nine other children of Rana Plaza victims yesterday received new schoolbags and Tk 1,000 each.
One of the victims' daughter, Bristi Aktar, is a student of class III and wants to be a teacher. She lost her elder sister who was the only source of income of her family.
Omar Faruk Tareq loves to play cricket. Her mother has been suffering from burn injuries. “I want to be a police officer,” said Tareq after receiving the scholarship.
Babu Markus Gomez, president of Y's Men Club, said the money would be given to the children each month. “We will give them the scholarship up to 10 years,” he added.
State Minister for the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroze Chumki presided over the programme and handed over the schoolbags and scholarships to the students. Members of the club were present at the programme.
The nine-storey Rana Plaza collapsed on April 24 killing at least 1,131 people.

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