Sheikh Hasina distributed a cheque of Taka one lakh and a medal to each of 24 such students who scored best in the competitions in 2015 and 2016 under a government initiative title ‘Srijanshil Medha Onneshan” (Searching Creative Talents] launched in 2013.
The award was given in four categories such as- language and literature, daily science/science, math and computer and Bangladesh studies and War of Liberation.
Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid presided over the award distribution programme arranged by the Ministry of Education at Osmani Memorial Hall in the city.
Secretary of the education ministry M Sohrab Husain and director general of the department of secondary and higher secondary education Prof Fahima Khatun addressed the function, among others. From the award recipients Shakil Reza Ifty of Dinajpur Zila School and Siratal Mostakim Sraboni of Rajuk Uttara Model College also spoke on the occasion.
The British parliament was asked on Tuesday whether the time is ripe for London to impose limited sanctions on Bangladesh to mount pressure on premier Sheikh Hasina to hold proper general elections at the earliest.
“Does the Minister [of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office] not think that it is