Ten students of Biological Sciences and Earth and Environmental Sciences faculties of Dhaka University (DU) were awarded "Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF), Japan scholarship" on Monday for their outstanding academic results.
DU vice chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman distributed the awards among the students of different departments under the two faculties as chief guest at a function at the VC's lounge of the university.
The recipients of NEF scholarship are - Tanbir Ahmad of Soil, Water and Environment department; Mousumi, Tajrin Jahan Tarin and Nabamita Sarkar of Botany department ; Maria Sultana Moly and Sanjida Samad Snigdha of Zoology department ; Shah Md Minhajul Abedin of Microbiology department; Fahmida Sultana of Fisheries department ; Orna Rahman Onny of Geography and Environment department and Kamrunnahar Kanak of Oceanography department.
Speaking on the occasion, professor Md Akhtaruzzaman urged the students to equip themselves with moral values. He also called upon the students to maintain strong ties among the family members to make themselves good human beings.
The VC said students have to play pioneering role for making the environment clean and tidy.