Shaheed Suhrawardy Indoor Stadium at the capital's Mirpur is filled to the brim with ecstatic students, their proud parents and teachers as The Daily Star for the 21st time awarded students of O and A levels for their excellence in the 2018-19 academic session. They stood in silence as the national anthem was sung and clapped cheerfully every time a student's name was announced for handing over of the award. Mesmerising dance performances enthralled the audience. Students took photos with their friends and parents to make the day a memorable one. A total of 1,504 students who got six A's in O level and 484 A level students with two A's were recognised for their hard work and dedication. They are among the country's brightest minds who gathered to celebrate their academic success and brilliance at the event. They showed every sign that they would be the change makers of tomorrow and pledged to build a prosperous nation. The Daily Star initiated the unique annual event in 1999.
Photo: Amran Hossain/ Rashed Shumon/Prabir Das