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PM distributes Prime Minister Gold Medal to 172 students

  • Published at 01:13 pm February 26th, 2020
Prime MInister Sheikh Hasina
File photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at a civic reception arranged by expatriate Bangladeshis living in Rome, Italy Wednesday, February 5, 2020 PID

The University Grants Commission (UGC) organized the award giving ceremony

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has distributed “Prime Minister Gold Medal-2018” among 172 meritorious students from 36 universities as they secured the highest scores in their faculties.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) organized the award giving ceremony at the Shapla Hall of Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Wednesday morning.

A total of 88 female students including a Nepalese, and 84 male students were awarded as they secured the highest CGPA and marks in their faculties.

Two of the awardees, Md Mobarack Hossain and Sharmin Sultana expressed their gratitude to the prime minister for taking pragmatic measures for the overall development of education and their feelings of getting the medal, reports BSS.

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury, PM’s Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, Secretary of Secondary and Higher Education Division Md. Mahbub Hossain, and UGC member Dr Md Sazzad Hossain were present.

UGC Chairman Professor Dr. Kazi Shahidullah presided over the function.

In 2017, a total of 163 students were awarded Prime Minister Gold Medal for their outstanding academic results.