Indian High Commission in Dhaka handed over scholarship checks to 216 descendants of freedom fighters of different districts in Sylhet division and Kishoreganj district on Thursday, reports UNB.
TK 50,000 was awarded for graduate-level-student while TK 20,000 was given for each school level student, disbursing a total of around TK77 lakhs as the scholarship money.
Indian envoy to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla gave away the checks to the students at a function organized by Indian High Commission at the auditorium of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST).
“12,621 students were given scholarships and checks, amounting to TK 21 crores since it had started in 2016,” Shringla said.
Awami League Organizing Secretary Misbah Uddin Siraj, SUST vice-chancellor Farid Uddin Ahmed, Freedom Fighter Trust Chairman Abul Kalam Azad, Additional Police Commissioner of Sylhet Metropolitan Paritosh Ghosh were, among others, present.