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bKash distributes graphic novel ‘Mujib’ to 35 schools in Rajshahi

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Published: 23:37, 13 October 2021  
bKash distributes graphic novel ‘Mujib’ to 35 schools in Rajshahi

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Mobile financial service provider 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, bKash, has taken this initiative of distributing graphic novel to schools across the country, said a press release.

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

“Knowing the glorious life of Bangabandhu and cultivating the habit of reading books will greatly contribute to shaping the minds of the students,” said Dr Md Humayun Kabir, at the event.

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’ (‘The Unfinished Memoirs’).

After the publication of the next editions of the graphic novel, published in eight volumes, bKash will further expand the program to more schools along with the existing ones.

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.

It will give the school students of Rajshahi an opportunity to know more about Bangabandhu.
Through this event, five sets of the graphic novel, which means 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.

Besides, 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.

“All along Bangabandhu dreamt about the economic, social, and political emancipation of Bengali nation. The generation and the generation after generation need to know the life of Bangabandhu to be inspired to protect the hard-earned freedom of Bengali nation,” said Md Monirul Islam on the occasion.

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