bKash distributes graphic novel 'Mujib' to 55 schools in Sylhet
DHAKA, Dec 6, 2021 (BSS) - After the successful distribution of graphic
novel 'Mujib' in Dhaka, Rajshahi, Barishal and Mymensingh, now bKash has
distributed 2200 copies of the graphic novel to 55 schools in Sylhet to
inspire the students with the ideals of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Marking Bangabandhu's birth centenary and the golden jubilee of
Bangladesh's independence, bKash has taken the initiative of distributing
20,000 copies of graphic novel 'Mujib' to 500 schools across the country,
said a press release.
With the support of bKash, Bishwo Shahitto Kendro (BSK) has been
distributing the graphic novel 'Mujib,' which is published in eight series by
the Center for Research and Information (CRI) based on Bangabandhu's
autobiography 'Oshomapto Attojiboni' ('The Unfinished Memoirs').
Once the next editions of the graphic novel are published, bKash will
further expand this program to more schools along with the existing ones.
Dr Muhammad Mosharrof Hossain, Divisional Commissioner (Additional
Secretary) of Sylhet and Major General Sheikh Md Monirul Islam (retd), Chief
External and Corporate Affairs Officer of bKash, today handed over the books
to the school representatives at Kazi Nazrul Auditorium, Sylhet.
Renowned cultural personality and Bishwo Shahitto Kendro Trustee Abdun
Noor Tushar presided over the program.
The graphic novel 'Mujib' depicts the experiences of Bangabandhu's
childhood, adolescence, and social and political activities in a format
suitable for both children and adolescents with a vibrant combination of
dialogues, stories, and illustrations.
Through this event, 5 sets of the graphic novel have been given to each
of the 55 schools of Sylhet. As a result, 40 students will get the
opportunity to read the book from a school library at the same time.
Dr Muhammad Mosharrof Hossain, Divisional Commissioner of Sylhet, said,
"Bangabandhu has worked and protested for the welfare of the people since the
very beginning of his childhood. He has struggled all through his life and
had profound love for the land and the people. 'Mujib' novel will be easily
understood by children and they will be able to uphold the spirit of
Bangabandhu's life among themselves. Thanks to bKash and Bishwo Shahitto
Kendro for this great initiative." Major General Sheikh Md Monirul Islam
(retd), Chief External & Corporate Affairs Officer of bKash, said, "When
Bangladesh is celebrating its golden jubilee of independence, we have taken
this initiative of bringing Bangabandhu, the architect of Bangladesh's
independence, closer to the students. The graphic novel with its simple
dialogue and illustration will create an opportunity for the students to know
about the sacrifices and struggles of Bangabandhu, which will inspire them to
love their country and the people in future".
Bishwo Shahitto Kendro Trustee Abdun Noor Tushar said, "The Bengali
Nation has a great leader like Bangabandhu. Knowing Bangabandhu means,
knowing the history of Bangladesh's emergence. Such initiatives need to be
continued to create an opportunity to uphold the spirit of Bangabandhu and
Bangladesh in the consciousness of present and future generations."
The relationship of bKash with book donation is remarkable from its
inception. As a responsible corporate organization of the country, bKash has
been associated with BSK since 2014 to cultivate the habit of reading books
among the next generation. bKash has distributed 253,600 books among students
from 2,900 educational institutions which benefited 2.6 million readers till