ADB awards essay competition winners'
Hun Kim, Director General of ADB's South Asia Department, poses with the winners of the Essay Competition Awarding Ceremony at its Bangladesh Resident Mission in the city recently marking of celebrating its 50th founding anniversary. Kazuhiko Higuchi, Co
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday awarded four winners' of an essay competition celebrating its 50th founding anniversary.
Hun Kim, Director General of ADB's South Asia Department, handed over prizes to the winners at ADB's Bangladesh Resident Mission in the city, said a press release.
Toufikul Islam, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of the Dhaka University (DU), won the first prize.
Arefin Mizan, DU Mass Communication and Journalism Department and Tanvir Ahmed, Urban and Regional Planning Department of Jahangirnagar University (JU), won the second and third prizes respectively.
Sumaiya Akhter, JU Accounting and Information Systems Department, received a special award.
During the prizes giving ceremony, Director General Hun Kim said, "I am pleased to see wide participation in the competition. This reflects the youths' interests in ADB operations in Bangladesh."
"I look forward to further enhancing our deep and productive partnership with Bangladesh as we work together for the country's future development," he added.
A total of 113 students participated in the competition. The first prize of the competition was US$500; the second prize $300; third prize $200; and the special prize $100.
The topic of the competition for university students in Bangladesh was "Transforming Bangladesh into a Developed Country by 2041: Role of ADB".