Shahjalal Islami Bank Limited (SJIBL) Tuesday awarded 330 poor and brilliant students scholarship worth around Tk 4.3 million as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR).
The bank gave 220 students passing the SSC examination in 2008 a lump scholarship of Tk 12,000 each and 110 students figuring well in the HSC examination the same year Tk 15,000 each at a function at the city's Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, attending the scholarship giving ceremony as the chief guest, handed over the scholarships to the students.
Extolling the SJIBL's initiative, Nahid sought cooperation of all in updating the country's education system and implementing the projects the present government has taken in this regard.
The minister congratulated the scholarship recipients and urged them to get prepared with modern education and moral values to make a corruption-free, transparent and efficient education administration to change the society in the days to come.
SJIBL Chairman Md Towhidur Rahman, founder chairman Sajjatuz Jumma and Managing Director Mohammad Ali, among others, addressed the scholarship giving ceremony.