Narinjara News

 

Cox’s Bazar, 13 June 2005 

 

 

Bangladesh government awards stipends to 153 Arakanese students from Cox’s Bazaar


The
Bangladesh government awarded a yearly stipend to 153 Arakanese students in Cox’s Bazaar on 9 June, according to a report of Rakhine Buddhist Welfare Association in Bangladesh (RBWA).


The stipend award is part of a program of the
Bangladesh government, to provide direct support to minority students in Bangladesh.


The ceremony was held in the hall room of RBWA in Cox’s Bazaar, with over 200 Arakanese students and their parents in attendance.


In the ceremony, Harbibu Rarhaman, Cox’s Bazaar District Deputy Commissioner, awarded the stipend to the students. Over 70 students from classes 6 to 10 received 450 Taka, while about 30 students from Class 10 to University level received 700 taka per year.

 

U Maung Kyaw Min, president of RBWA, and several Arakanese community leaders also attended in the ceremony.


The stipend has been granted to the Arakanese students after RBWA  recently requested the government of Bangladesh to help support the students, said a RBWA leader.


It was learnt that the program will be continued in the near future to assist rural Arakanese students from Tawdigya village, Kala Chok Para and Hara Bong village under the Cox’sbazar district. #



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