Dhaka, November 19, 2017: Bishwo Shahitto Kendro, in association with bKash Limited, the leading mobile financial service provider in the country, expanded its book reading program at Mohammadpur Preparatory School and college today.
Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed, Founder and Chief Executive of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro, Dr. M, Tamim, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the institution and a Professor of BUET, and Kamal Quadir, Chief Executive Officer of bKash Limited inaugurated the book reading program through handing over books to the students.
Major General Sheikh Md Monirul Islam (retd), Chief External & Corporate Affairs Officer of bKash and Selina Banu, Vice Principal of the school were also present at the program held at the college auditorium.
bKash has been supporting the ‘Nationwide Enrichment (Book Reading) Program’ of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro since 2014 and provided around 140, 000 books to the program including 38,000 in 2017.
Under the program, each student will get an opportunity to read 12 to 16 books round the year. Around 30,000 students from class VI to X of 400 schools are expected to read the books provided by bKash this year.
bKash believes in the philosophy of improving the lives of the common mass by providing mobile financial services at an affordable cost, in most secured and convenient way. The focus is to bring the unbanked population into formal financial activities to help the economy of Bangladesh at large. In conformity with its effort, bKash believes that the society can be enlightened through well-read people who would have broadened vision to contribute in different fields of development of the country. In its persistent effort to see the infusion of ‘Enlightenment’ and ‘Development’, bKash would continue to support the initiative of ‘Book Distribution’ of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro in the years to come.
Bishwo Shahitto Kendro has been carrying out various outreach programs for school and college students in the last 38 years with a dream of building an enlightened society. The nationwide enrichment program (Book Reading) is the most prominent program of the organisation with raging success. Currently, the book reading program covers around 200,000 students of 2,000 educational institutions across the country.
Launched in 2011, bKash, a joint venture of BRAC Bank, US based Money in Motion, International Finance Corporation of World Bank Group and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, offers complete mobile financial services to the common people of Bangladesh.