235 challenged students get Tk 23.27 lakh support in Rajshahi

A total of 235 physically challenged

students have received financial support worth Tk 23.27 lakh so that they can

continue their study.

Department of Social Services (DSS) provided the support as stipend to the

students from primary to higher education levels.

Local office of the department distributed the stipend among students at a

cheque distribution programme at the conference hall of Deputy Commissioner's

office yesterday afternoon.

Rajshahi City Corporation mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton attended the

ceremony as the chief guest with DC SM Abdul Kader in the chair.

Divisional Director of the department Zulfikar Haider, its deputy director

Rashedul Kabir and assistant director Dr Abdullah Al Firoj were present.

Rashedul Kabir said a total of 1,865 physically challenged students were

given stipend worth Tk 20.31 crore in the city and nine upazilas of the

district till June last.

Some 140 transgender students also got allowance worth Tk 6.43 lakh.

Speaking on the occasion, Liton said the present government has taken many

steps for the welfare of students with special needs.

Considering their vulnerable condition, the government has launched many

programmes, he said.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)