As part of distributing 20,000 copies of graphic novel ‘Mujib’, bKash has distributed the graphic novel to the students of 40 schools in Barishal division to inspire them 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 500 schools across the country.
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’). BSK is an organization well known for enlightening minds. After the publication of next editions of the graphic novel, bKash will further expand the program to more schools along with the existing ones.
Jashim Uddin Haider, Deputy Commissioner of Barishal and Humayun Kabir, Head of Regulatory & Corporate Affairs of bKash, handed over the books to the school representatives at Shilpakala Academy Auditorium in Barishal today. Renowned cultural personality, Khairul Alam Sabuj presided over the event. Bahauddin Golap, Coordinator of Barisal Study Circle of BSK and Deputy Registrar of Barishal University was also present.
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 Barishal an opportunity to know more about Bangabandhu.
Through this event, 5 sets of the graphic novel have been given to each of the 40 schools of Barishal, which means a total of 1600 books have been distributed. As a result, 40 students will get the opportunity to read the book from a school library at the same time. Earlier, 3,800 copies of the graphic novel have been distributed to 95 schools of Dhaka and Rajshahi division.
The relationship of bKash with book donation is remarkable from its inception. As a responsible corporate organization of the country, bKash has distributed 253,600 books among students from 2,900 educational institutions since 2014 to cultivate the habit of reading books among next generation. These books have benefited 2.6 million readers till now. In addition, bKash has been collecting books from readers, writers and visitors of the Bangla Academy Book Fair in last two years. Combining the books collected from this and also donated by bKash itself, bKash has distributed 22,500 books to the organizations and libraries for underprivileged children and general readers. The MFS provider has been offering cashback at book fair for the last eight years to encourage people to buy books. bKash has also been working with Bangla Academy as the key sponsor of Ekushey Book Fair for the last four years.