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40 students receive Brac Bank scholarship for 2013

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Scholarship money has been handed over to the meritorious school-going children of Patuakhali-based journalists under joint initiative of BRAC Bank Limited and Patuakhali Journalists Development Trust (PJD Trust).

A total of 40 students received scholarship money in a ceremony held at Dr. Atahar Uddin Auditorium at Patuakhali Press Club on October 24, 2013.

Presided over by Mr. Gazi Munibur Rahman Bachchu, President of Editorial Board, weekly Priyo Kagoj and Trustee, PJD Trust, the ceremony was also attended by Mr. Zeeshan Kingshuk Huq, Head of Communication & Service Quality, BRAC Bank, as the Special Guest.

This is a unique and the first such scholarship program designed for meritorious children of journalist community. Under the program titled “PJD Trust – BRAC Bank Scholarship”, a total of 40 school-going children of as many newsmen get Tk. 10,000 each in a year as scholarship to continue their studies. The program began in 2010 and will run for five years.

Also present as the Special Guests were Professor A. K. M. Shahidul Islam, former Principal of Patuakhali Government College and Convener of scholarship selection panel, Mr. Md. Shafiqur Rahman Chan Mia, President, Patuakhali Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Mr. Swapan Banerjee, President, Patuakhali Press Club.

Mr. Md. Golam Rabbi Taha, Chairperson of PJD Trust, made welcome speech. A Dua Mehfil was offered for late Mr. Golam Mustafa Talukder, founder of PJD Trust.

As a member of global sustainable banking association, GABV, BRAC Bank believes in 3P philosophy (People, Planet, Profit). In line with this, BRAC Bank always extends its support to noble and welfare initiatives in education, culture and other sectors.

This CSR initiative is aligned with BRAC Bank’s vision of building an enlightened and poverty free Bangladesh. In light with the vision, BRAC Bank gives priority to CSR in education sector. BRAC Bank feels that investment in education is an investment in nurturing intellect. Education is the backbone of the society. So, the bank has launched the scholarship program which will help the students translate their merit into an enlightened and prosperous life.

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