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Awarding The Talents

Rakibul Hasan

As the popular expression goes 'education is the backbone of a nation', it is the young minds of a society- the students, who by achieving new heights in education and meritorious input, can help a nation to progress and stand out in the world arena. Living in a country suffering from economic problems, a large section of Bangladeshi student community actually comes from the under privileged strata of the society. But is the outright merit and willpower of these brave contenders, which has led them to attain brilliant results in educational institutions across Bangladesh. Success stories of the indomitable talents with great results in SSC and HSC exams are indeed true and if the responsible and privileged sections of the society help these brilliant students a bit in their quest to achieve education, these indomitable spirits can do wonders for the country. Addressing the need for inspiring the meritorious minds to achieve quality education, noted real estate, engineering and construction conglomerate, Concord organised a scholarship conferring programme for meritorious as well as underprivileged students from some of the best schools in Dhaka.

The scholarship conferring event took place in Fantasy Kingdom, Ashuila. Forty talented students from ten reputed Dhaka schools in Dhaka were awarded the scholarships through a reception ceremony. In the reception, SM Kamaluddin, Chairman, Concord group handed over crests and cheques to the meritorious students from 8th and 5th grades of the ten participating schools for their extraordinary performance in class, while twenty underprivileged students from the same schools were awarded Tk 20,000 to pursue their quest for higher education. The participant schools at the event were Viquarunnisa Noon School, Motijiheel Ideal School and College, Dhaka Residential Model School, Dhanmondi Government Boys High School, Shaheed Bir Uttam Lt Anwar Girls School, S O S Hermann Gmeiner College, YWCA Girl's High School, Govt. Laboratory High School, Faizur Rahman Ideal School and Motijiheel Government Boy's School.

As a recognition of their remarkable contribution to enlighten the nation, ten best teachers from the participating schools were also awarded. The eminent educators are Dr Shan Ara Begum, Monju Baraya, Shanara Begum, Asma Begum, Ismot Ara Momotaz, Muhtarama Mohosena, AKM Jahangir Hossain, Asia Alam, AKM Jahangir Hossain Mojumder and Akhtari Bashar.

Addressing the function, Concord group chairman SM Kamal Uddin opined, “Teachers shape the future of students and are invaluable in helping them to achieve their goals. Bangladesh has now become an example of many developing countries. The country has earned reputation for developing human resources. Individuals who have gotten scholarship today possess every potentials to shine in their life and to make remarkable contributions to the country.”

Gracing the occasion, celebrated cartoonist Shishir Bhattacharya called on the students to be attentive in their studies and to make sure that they learn the true history of the Liberation War. On a different note, Shariar Kamal, Deputy Managing Director, Concord Group urged the corporate institutions to come forward to make contribution for the welfare of the society, especially in extending assistance in establishing educational facilities as part of their corporate social responsibility.

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