Standard Chartered Bank recently provided scholarships to 60 top students of the Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, through a virtual award giving ceremony.
Kazi Sayedur Rahman, Deputy Governor, Bangladesh Bank attended the event as chief guest.
Also present was Professor Dr MM Akash, Chairman, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka and Farid Uddin Ahmed, President, Dhaka University Economics Department Alumni Association (DUEDAA). Representing Standard Chartered Bangladesh was Naser Ezaz Bijoy, Chief Executive Officer and Bitopi Das Chowdhury, Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing.
Speaking to the recipients, Naser Ezaz Bijoy, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bangladesh, said, "Good education is more than about building knowledge and skills – it is about building character. Strength of character is the source of our resilience to rise above challenges, curiosity to be lifelong learners and the drive to constantly improve ourselves. As deserving recipients of the Governor Scholarship, all of you have already demonstrated your academic aptitude, and the ability to rise above adversity. Now you have the opportunity to take the next step in your education and go on to achieve great things, for yourselves and the nation."
Standard Chartered Bank has been providing scholarships to students of Dhaka University Department of Development Studies and Dhaka University Economics Department since 2009, based on both merit and need. This scholarship was named 'Governor Scholarship' to recognize the contribution of the Central Bank governor in policy formulation and economic development of the country.
Throughout the years, his scholarship has impacted the lives of more than 700 students of the Economics and Development Studies departments of Dhaka University.