In continuation of social cause program, Dutch-Bangla Bank awarded scholarship to 4,100 students as the 10th phase who passed H.S.C/ equivalent examination in 2014. Including this 10th phase 20,495 students are receiving DBBL scholarship at present. Mr. Abul Maal A. Muhith, MP, Hon’ble Minister for Finance, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was present as the Chief Guest and handed over the Scholarship Awarding Letters to the recipients at a ceremony held at Shaheed Shohrawardi Indoor Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka on May 16, 2015 while the honorable Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Mr. Anisul Huq, MP, and H.E. Mr. Gerben de Jong, the hon’ble Ambassador of Kingdom of the Netherlands to Bangladesh were present as Special Guests. Mr. Sayem Ahmed, Honorable Chairman, Board of Directors of Dutch-Bangla Bank presided over the function. Mr. K.S. Tabrez, Managing Director of the bank was also present at the function.
Hon’ble Minister Mr. Abul Maal A. Muhith in his oration profusely lauded the scholarship program of Dutch-Bangla Bank and recalled other Philanthropic activities of the Bank. He appreciated the DBBL’s continuous humanitarian and welfare activities and termed this Scholarship program as a unique example of helping the meritorious and needy students of the country. He expected that all the corporate bodies of the country would come forward with such programs for the benefit of the society.
Hon’ble Minister Mr. Anisul Huq lauded the role of DBBL in connection with philanthropic activities to stand by the distress people of the country, adding that DBBL is also a pioneer in providing modern banking services to its clients. He congratulated the scholarship awardees and expected that they would dedicate themselves by achieving real education.
While speaking on the occasion, Mr. Gerben de Jong appreciated Dutch-Bangla Bank Foundation for its generous initiative to build the future of the underprivileged students which would go a long to the development of the human resources of the country. He also congratulated the students who got DBBL’s Scholarship.
Mr. Sayem Ahmed, Honorable Chairman, Board of Directors of Dutch-Bangla Bank in his speech said that since inception, as a responsible corporate body, DBBL has been playing a pioneering role in implementing social and philanthropic programs to help disadvantaged people of the society. A number of sectors are on the priority list of the bank including education, healthcare, and rehabilitation of distressed people where the bank carries out its social and philanthropic activities. He also mentioned that DBBL’s scholarships of all level are awarded to at least 90% of the students coming from rural areas and again at least 50% to girl students. The Chairman extended his gratitude and thanks to the Hon’ble Ministers for attending and gratifying the scholarship awarding ceremony.
Mr. K.S. Tabrez, Managing Director of the bank congratulated the scholarship awardees and gave vote of thanks.