Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Minister for Finance, handed over the Scholarship Awarding Letters to the DBBL Scholarship recipients at a ceremony held at Shaheed Suhrawardy Indoor Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka on Saturday.
Business Desk : Dutch-Bangla Bank has awarded scholarships to 2,518 students this year under its Tk 102 crore stipend programme. Finance Minister AMA Muhith handed over the Scholarship Awarding Letters to the recipients at a function at Shaheed Shohrawardi Indoor Stadium at Mirpur in the city on Saturday. Addressing the function, the Finance Minister said that education was a priority sector of the government and it was working to increase the literacy rate to 90 percent from existing 60 percent. He appreciated the bank for taking steps to create an opportunity for education of the disabled children. Chairman of the board of directors of the bank Sayem Ahmed chaired the ceremony while Gerben Sjoerd de Jong, ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands, attended it as the special guest. Managing Director of Dutch-Bangla Bank K.S. Tabrez gave vote of thanks. In his speech, K.S. Tabrez said Dutch-Bangla Bank has been working to rehabilitate country’s deprived section of the society. Over 90 percent of the stipend Dutch-Bangla Bank is distributing is given to students in rural areas, he added. Under this year’s Tk 102 crore stipend programme, the bank has given 2,518 student stipends, he said, adding that the bank has so far given stipend worth Tk 116 crore to 21,426 students across the country. Dutch-Bangla Bank has been giving stipend to successful meritorious students at SSC and HSC levels since 2013.