Ethnic minority students get scholarships, bicycles

Published : 27 Jun 2021 08:53 PM

Students of the ethnic community in Ishwardi Upazila of Pabna received scholarships and bicycles from the Prime Minister under the Special Area Development Assistance Program for the financial year 2020-21.

Scholarships and 10 bicycles were officially distributed among 149 students of ethnic groups on the Upazila Parishad premises on Sunday noon. Ishwarradi Upazila Adminis­tration organised the programme while Ishwardi Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) PM Imrul Kayes distributed them.

According to the UNO office, the distribution ceremony was organized in the presence of the Prime Minister in the year 2020-21 under the Special Area Development Assistance Program for distribution of scholarships and bicycles among the students of the poor ethnic minority community of Ishwardi. 

149 students from Ishwardi's small ethnic community were given 600 cash scholarships each which amounted to Tk 89,000 in total. In addition, 10 of the female students were given 10 bicycles at the time.