The prime minister handed over the cheques at a simple ceremony in Ganabhaban
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday provided cheques of financial assistance among 18 gallantry award recipients, their families and successors.
The prime minister handed over the cheques at a simple ceremony at her official residence Ganabhaban, UNB reported.
The cheques were given following their application to the prime minister at a function arranged at Dhaka Cantonment on November 21 last year marking the Armed Forces Day.
The cheques were provided to meet the expenses for building houses, meeting medical treatment and educational expenses of their children as well as removing their financial insolvency.
At the same venue, Sheikh Hasina received a cheque of donation given on behalf of Shahjalal Islami Bank Limited to the Prime Minister's Relief and Welfare Fund.
Chairman of Shahjalal Islami Bank Anwar Hossain Khan handed over the cheque to the prime minister.