A union parishad chairman in Kaliganj Upazila of Lalmonirhat gave 15 bicycles to college girls as gifts.
Md Mizanur Rahman Miju, Cholbola UP Chairman, distributed the bicycles at a small function on Wednesday where Kaliganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Rabiul Hasan was present as the chief guest.
UNO Hasan lauded the initiative saying that it would give a boost to women education in rural areas.
Morsalina, Tulsi Borma, Beauty Akhter, Tusha Rani Roy, who received the bicycles, it will help them going to college.
They said that they walk about seven kilometres every day to college.
Bristi Roy, Alma Khatun, Nilima Rani and Tomalika, who also received bicycles, said the bicycles will be better than vans or walking.
Md Mizanur Rahman Miju, also UNB Lalmonirhat Correspondent, said higher education for female students gets frequently interrupted due to poverty.
"I will continue helping poor students so that they can continue their studies," he said.