She participated in the exam from Khanpur Government Primary School.
Litun Jira is the daughter of Habibur Rahman and Jahanara Begum of Sheikhpara Khanpur village in Manirampur upazila of Jashore district.
Her physical disability was the cause of concern for her parents who struggled to find ways to bring her up like other children.
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Sajeda Khatun, the headmistress of her school, heaped praise on the girl. “In my 29 years of teaching, I haven’t seen a meritorious girl like her,” she said.
Habibur Rahman, father of Litun Jira, said her merit has renewed their hopes.
A total of 82,422 students have got scholarships in PEC held in 2019.
State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossain announced this at a press conference at the Secretariat on Tuesday.
Of the total recipients, 33,000 got scholarships under the talent pool while 49,422 under the general category.