‘Book lover Harun Ar Rashid is like another Polan Sarkar’

Sun Online Desk

5th February, 2021 01:15:01 printer

‘Book lover Harun Ar Rashid is like another Polan Sarkar’

More or less everyone knows about the Polan Sarkar of Rajshahi region. Book-loving Palan Sarkar has delivered books to the people of different villages in the Rajshahi region on foot for 30 consecutive years in a bid to distribute the light of knowledge among all.

Like Polan Sarkar, there was another person who cherishes the example of the the book lover and he is Haru Ar Rashid. Although he is a banker by profession, he is a book lover from head to toe.

The book-loving man was born in Gobaria village of Kuliarchar upazila of Kishoreganj, he passed his post graduation from a private university and is currently working at Grameen Bank in Nawabganj. He built the paradise of his book there. The little house is just wrapped with a book cover. He collected a huge number of books with great difficulty by saving the daily market cost. He not only collected the books for himself but to spread the light of civilization among the people around him.

He has created a storm online by writing reviews of hundreds of local and foreign books through various social media.

Going from house to house in the city, he is delivering books to the people on his own initiative. At the end of the week, he is bringing old books with new ones. This great work of his did not stop even during the epidemic. Taking risk of his life, he has delivered the book to the people of all classes and professions maintaining hygiene rules.

In order to bring these people back to the world of books from the virtual world, books are being handed over to everyone irrespective of class or profession. Although it may seem unbelievable at first glance, in reality it is the true story of a book lover who is busy spreading the word about books in a fancy way.

He is constantly working to make the young society book-oriented. He is handing over books to drug addicted and is bringing these young people to the world of books. In the last twelve years, he has brought more than two hundred young people back from the world of drugs to the world of books. The boy who used to pick up drugs in the middle of the night, the boy who used to spend sleepless nights in the frenzy of drugs, is getting books in his hands today. The drug addicted boy spent the night and is now addicted to books. By reducing online addiction to drugs, he is bringing a large section of the youth back to the realm of books.

This book-loving man, who is constantly running, is working day after day, tirelessly, with the torch of civilization in his hand. He dreams of a civilized society. With this goal in mind, he is also making an outstanding contribution in building libraries in disadvantaged remote areas of the country. Open libraries are being set up in different regions with the money given by the rich people of the society. He is also promoting the book in various saloons and tea-coffee shops. This book lover has one more identity. Not only is he a great reader, he is also a writer.

A thriller published at the 2020 book fair received a huge response from the readers. The ‘Escaponer Tekha’, published during the epidemic coronation, has already gained a reputation as a best seller. He has a lot of dreams about books. Asked about his dream, he said, "I want the world to be a book." Let every man's house be the paradise of books. Not smartphones, but decorative books in the hands of young people.