Bishwo Shahitto Kendro launches book reading program at Ctg with bKash support

Press release

19th August, 2015 09:02:29 printer

Bishwo Shahitto Kendro launches book reading program at Ctg with bKash support

Bishwo Shahitto Kendro in association with bKash Limited Yesterday (Tuesday) launched a book reading program at the Chittagong Collegiate School in Chittagong as part of its ‘Nation-Wide Enrichment Program’ a book reading program designed for the students of class VI to X.


Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro and Kamal Quadir, Chief Executive Officer of bKash Limited, the leading mobile financial service provider in Bangladesh  jointly inaugurated the book reading program.


Among others, Chief External & Corporate Affairs Officer of bKash, Major General Sheikh Md Monirul Islam (retd) and CTG Organizer of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro, Alex Alim were present at the program.


bKash in 2015 provided around 30,000 books to Bishwo Shahitto Kendro to expand its ‘Nation-Wide Enrichment Program’ the countrywide book reading program for school and college students.


The books will be used for facilitating reading program in 400 schools with a target to reach over three lakhs students by phases. 


Kamal Quadir said, “The book reading program is a wonderful initiative of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro aiming to create enlightened individuals for a prosperous Bangladesh. This initiative spreads across the country. bKash will continue supporting the program”. 


Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed said, “Bishwo Shahitto Kendro has been running the book reading program for the last 36 years to building a society based on knowledge and enlightenment.  We are happy to have bKash in our initiatives”.


bKash also provided 34,000 books to Bishwo Shahitto Kendro in 2014 book reading program for students. 


Launched in 2011, bKash, a joint venture of BRAC Bank, US based Money in Motion, World Bank’s  International Finance Corporation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, offers complete mobile financial services to the common people of Bangladesh.