10 DU students get scholarships in Japan

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Ten students from various departments of the Faculty of Biological Sciences and the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Dhaka (DU) have been awarded scholarships by the Japan-based Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) for their outstanding academic results.

The NEF promotes nature conservation in developing countries. Under the scholarship program, the non-governmental organization supports students pursuing higher education in environmental science but who lack financial resources.

On Tuesday, Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md Akhtaruzzaman distributed the scholarships to students during a program at the university’s VC lounge.

The scholarship recipients are Marzia Khatun, Sumi Biswas and Naznin Akter Koch from the Department of Botany, Farhana Tasnim Tonni from the Department of Zoology, Tanzina Akter and Mosammat Arsina Akter Keya from the Department of Soil, Water and Environment, Md Reamon Al-Mahmud from the Department of Oceanography, Sabiha Khan from the Department of Geography and Environment, Umme Sadia Shimla from the Department of Disaster Science and Climate Resilience and Payel Das from the Department of Microbiology.

Professor Md Akhtaruzzaman urged the students to play a pioneering role in raising environmental awareness among the people.

“Students have a responsibility to make our environment clean and tidy,” the Vice Chancellor said, calling on students to work together to create an eco-friendly society.

The University Treasurer, Prof. Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed presided over the ceremony while Prof. Dr. AKM Mahbub Hasan, Dean of the Faculty of Biological Sciences, Prof. Dr. Md Zillur Rahman, Dean of the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Environment, Professor Dr. Mohammad Zabed Hossain, DU representative on the NEF Fellowship Committee, and chairs from different departments were present at the event.

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