Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) accorded a reception to some 1,668 students who obtained GPA-5 in Junior School Certificate (JSC) and its equivalent examinations from the city's schools in 2017.
RCC organized the reception and gave mayor education medal to each of them at its Green Plaza on 12 May 2017.
Addressing the function as chief guest, RCC Mayor Mosaddeque Hussain Bulbul advised the students to groom themselves properly to build a happy and prosperous Bangladesh.
Terming the students as the future leaders of the nation, he said they should be well equipped with scientific and information and communication technological knowledge to face the challenges of the 21st century.
Besides freeing the society from all sorts of corruption and irregularities the students' communities should come forward to lead the society in a way so that the hopes and aspirations of the common people are met properly, he said.
Former Pro Vice Chancellor of Rajshahi University Professor Shahadat Hossain Mondal, Prof Dr Wasim Mejbaul Haque from Rajshahi College and RCC Ward Councilors shahnaz Begum and Md Kamruzzaman spoke on the occasion with RCC Panel Mayor Anwarul Azim in the chair.
Mayor Bulbul advised the students to refrain themselves from all sorts of destructive, anti-social and immoral activities to brighten the image of the society as well as the nation.
He said the city corporation is very much sincere for the development of the city's education sector and has adopted various need-based programmes to attain the cherished goal.
"We have no way but to promote information and communication technology in every spheres of national life for successful economic growth of the country," he added.