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CHTDB provides stipend to hilly poor students

CHT Journal Desk: The Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Board (CHTDB) authority has given stipend to the poor students of college as well as university level at its Mainee Conference room in the town on Thursday.

Chairman of CHTDB Naba Bikram Kishore Tripura was the chief guest and distributed the stipends’ money to the students.

Some 1,281 students from different colleges and universities of three hill districts---Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachhari got the stipend in this current fiscal year of 2017-2018.

A college level student got Tk 4000 while Tk 5000 was given to a university level student.

A total of Tk 60 lakhs was given as stipend this year and the amount of stipend in the next year will be Tk 1 crore, said Naba Bikram.

CHTDB had launched the stipend for the hilly poor students in 1976 when merely Tk 81 thousand was provided.

Vice chairman of CHTDB Tarun Kanti Ghosh was the special guest during the programme. (chtj-desk/report).