10 DU students get Shukomol Barua gold medals, scholarships
DHAKA, Sept 06, 2018 (BSS) – Ten meritorious students of Pali and Buddhist Studies Department of Dhaka University (DU) today were awarded the “Buddhist Theorists Dr Shukomol Barua Gold Medal” and scholarships for academic their excellence.
DU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Md. Akhtaruzzaman handed over the scholarships and certificates to the awardees at RC Majumder Arts auditorium on the campus.
Sharmin Nahar and Prokal Chakma got the “Buddhist Theorists Dr Shukomol Barua Gold Medal” for 2015 and 2016. They will receive the gold medals at the 51st convocation of DU on 6th October.
‘Shukomol Barua Scholarship-2016’ recipients are- Lipi Akhtar, Swapna Rani Mandal, KM Aftabul Islam Tanmay, Arpana Roy, Mst Snigdha and Prakat Chakma while the ‘Shukomol Barua Scholarship-2017’ recipients are- Mst Ashamoni Akhter, Mujahid Hossain, Tarun Biswas and Suraiya Sharmin.
Congratulating the students, Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman said, “Professor Dr Shukomol Barua possessed unique values in his struggling life. Establishment of this trust to give inspiration to the students, he virtually manifested a non-communal trait.”
He also congratulated the parents of the awardees for their contributions to their children’s success.
DU Treasurer Prof Dr. Dr. Kamal Uddin presided over the program while Arts Faculty Dean Prof. Md. Delwar Hossain and Dhaka International Buddhist Monastery’s Principal Srimat Dharmamitra Mahasthabir addressed as guests of honor.
Donor of the trust fund Prof. Dr. Sukomal Barua’s daughter Sanghamitra Barua Manoshi gave vote of thanks while Pali and Buddhist Studies Department Professor Dr. Biman Chadra Barua gave welcome speech.
At the out-set of the ceremony, a documentary on Prof. Dr. Shukomol Barua’s life was screened.