bKash will distribute 20,000 copies of graphic novel ‘Mujib’ in 500 Bengali and English medium schools across the country this year.
The aim of the initiative is to spread the ideals of the great leader Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman among the students, said a press release.Under the patronisation of bKash, the graphic novel ‘Mujib’, published by Center for Research and Information (CRI) based on ‘Oshomapto Attojiboni’ (‘The Unfinished Memoirs’), will be distributed in schools by Bishwo Shahitto Kendro (BSK).
bKash will expand the program with support of BSK to more schools along with the existing ones after the publication of next editions of the graphic novel.
BSK Founder Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed inaugurated the project by handing over the books to the school representatives at BSK Auditorium on Wednesday.
The graphic novel ‘Mujib’ depicts direct experience 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.
A total of 40 books will be given to each of the 500 Bengali and English medium schools across the country.
Some 40 students will get the opportunity to read the book from school library at the same time.Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed said that bKash’s initiative to spread the book in schools across the country has created an opportunity for students to know more about our father of nation.
bKash Chief Executive Officer Kamal Quadir said that the graphic novel ‘Mujib’ is a unique initiative to make these exemplary stories more attractive to future generations.
“bKash is proud to be a partner of this initiative to celebrate the birth centenary of Mujib and the golden jubilee of our independence,” he added.
bKash has provided 253,600 books to 3.2 million students from 2,900 educational institutions since 2014 to cultivate the habit of reading books among next generation.
In 2020 Book Fair, bKash collected books from visitors, donated from its own fund and distributed all 7,500 books among the underprivileged children through Obhizatrik Foundation.
Bishwo Shahitto Kendro trustee Arif Khan and bKash Chief External and Corporate Affairs Officer Major General Sheikh Md Monirul Islam (retd) were present on the occasion.