A total of 106 students from poor families were given scholarship in Jaypurhat on Wednesday.
A cheque of Taka 12.72 lakh was distributed among the students in the district aiming to continue their studies, reports BSS.
A non- government organization in cooperation with PKSF organized the scholarship money distribution ceremony at Joypurhat Sadar upazila premises. As many as 45 students of first year at the HSC level were awarded the scholarship while 61 students of second year got the scholarship. Each student got Taka 12,000.
Officials of local administration and other organization concerned, among others, addressed the function. As part of the affirmative policy initiatives, speakers said, the government has expanded stipend and scholarship for checking drop-out rate alongside continuation of studies of meritorious students of poor families.