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bKash distributes graphic novel ‘Mujib’ to students

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 14 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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bKash distributes graphic novel ‘Mujib’ to students
Rajshahi Divisional Commissioner Dr Md Humayun Kabir and bKash Chief External and Corporate Affairs Officer Maj Gen (retd) Sheikh Md Monirul Islam pose for a photo along with students after handing over books to students of 35 schools in Rajshahi division at Shilpakala Academy Auditorium in Rajshahi on Wednesday.

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bKash has distributed 1400 copies of graphic novel ‘Mujib’ to students of 35 schools in Rajshahi division 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, country’s largest mobile financial service provider bKash, has taken this initiative of distributing graphic novel to 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 by Center for Research and Information (CRI) based on Bangabandhu’s autobiography ‘Oshomapto Attojiboni’.

BSK is an organisation well known for enlightening minds. After the publication of next editions of the graphic novel, published in eight volumes, bKash will further expand the program to more schools along with the existing ones.

Dr Md Humayun Kabir, Divisional Commissioner (Additional Secretary) of Rajshahi and Major General (retd) Sheikh Md Monirul Islam, Chief External and Corporate Affairs Officer of bKash, handed over the books to the school representatives at Shilpakala Academy Auditorium in Rajshahi on Wednesday.

Renowned cultural personality Professor Alok Maitra, an organiser of BSK, presided over the event.

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.

Graphic novel ‘Mujib’ will give the school students of Rajshahi an opportunity to know more about Bangabandhu.

Through this event, 5 sets of the graphic novel, which means a total of 40 books have been given to each of the 35 schools of Rajshahi.

As a result, 40 students will get the opportunity to read the book from school library at the same time. Noteworthy, bKash has planned to distribute 20,000 copies of graphic novel 'Mujib' to 500 Bengali and English medium schools across the country, by the end of 2021.