India to give Rs 35 cr to children of freedom fighters in Bangladesh

Monday 1st of May 2017

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May 1, 2017

India give Rs. 35 crore rupees to kids of freedom fighters in Bangladesh under the new ‘Muktijodha scholarship’ scheme within the next five years. Under the scheme, students at higher secondary level will get a one-time grant of Tk 20,000 (Rs 15,370) and students around the undergraduate level will get a grant of Tk 50,000 (Rs 38,430). Also, all freedom fighters will be entitled to multiple entries on Indian visa for a period of five years. Also, year after year 100 individuals will qualify free treatment in Indian hospitals.


Muktijodha Scholarship Scheme was initiated in 2006 to compliment the descendants for the 1971 Freedom Fighters. To date, in excess of 10,000 scholarships worth Tk150 million have been completely granted on the descendants under the scheme. It will be India who aided Bangladesh to get maximum independence from Pakistan in 1971.

During Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's recent visit to India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that India will give you scholarships to a new 10,000 students under the new ‘Muktijodha scholarship’ ;.Over the visit, India and Bangladesh had signed 22 agreements in numerous fields for instance defence, nuclear cooperation, judicial sector, earth sciences, navigation, peaceful uses of outer space, to lift bilateral cooperation. India also announced concessional Brand of Credit (LoC) of $4.5 billion to Bangladesh for projects in priority sectors. Moreover, India also gave LoC of $500 million to Bangladesh for defence purchases.

Bangladesh gives away Friends of Bangladesh Liberation War Award to individuals and organizations who had extended a very important support for Bangladesh's independence struggle. Former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was the first to be honoured using this type of award. The opposite prominent recipients include President Pranab Mukherjee and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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