Bashundhara Technical Institute distributed stipends among 12 meritorious students for their outstanding performance in their first-semester final examinations on Saturday.
Dr Nurul Islam, examination controller of Bangladesh Vocational Education Board, handed over the stipend cheques to the students of the institute on the campus.
The scholarships were awarded among students of four different disciplines of the institute — mechanical, civil, electrical and refrigeration and air-conditioning.
“The stipends were distributed among brilliant students to encourage them to make better results in future,” he said, adding that the Bashundhara Group has set an example by awarding scholarships to the meritorious students, which could be emulated by other business groups.
Bashundhara Technical Institute is a non-profit organization and a sister concern of Bashundhara Group, a leading conglomerate of the country.
Nurul Islam also said this stipend will inspire other students to do better in future examinations, too.
“There is no alternative to technical education for the country’s rapid development and prosperity,” said Nurul Islam, adding that the technical education would help reduce the unemployment rate in Bangladesh.
Apart from the Bashundhara Technical Institute, the Basundhara Group has been continuing its social welfare activities and providing financial support to the needy and poor people. Through various development activities and industrialisation, the group is generation jobs for a large numbers of people and contributing immensely to the overall development of the country and its people, said Nowsherul Alam, general manager of Bashundhara Foundation.
Bashundhara Technical Institute students have received financial assistance for the first time, which will continue in future, he added.
The institute has been working to build a skilled young generation for taking lead in various sectors with their technical knowledge and contribute to the country’s rapid development. In line with the country’s aim of turning the huge population into human resources, the institute has been providing technical education since its inception in 2010, said Principal Shamsul Alam.
The Bashundhara Technical Institute has been running its training programme by taking minimal charges from the students, which are comparatively much lower than any other technical institute.
At present, the institute is running four different faculties — mechanical, civil, electrical and refrigeration and air-conditioning. The enrolment of new students at the institute is going on and it will continue till October this year.