PM distributes Prime Minister Gold Medal to 172 students

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 13:00, Feb 26, 2020 | Updated : 13:06, Feb 26, 2020

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the nation from her office in Dhaka on Jan 7, 2020. Focus Bangla/File PhotoPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina 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) organised the award giving ceremony at the Shapla Hall of Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in Dhaka on Wednesday (Feb 26) morning, reports BSS.

A total of 88 female students including a Nepalese and 84 male students received the Prime Minister Gold Medal-2018 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.

Education Minister 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.