Dhaka, April 7, 2018: Bishwo Shahitto Kendro, in association with bKash Limited, the largest mobile financial service provider in the country, today, expanded its book reading program at Viqarunnisa Noon School and college, aiming to enlighten the future generations through book reading.
Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed, Founder and Chief Executive of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro 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 Naznin Ferdous, Principal of the school were also present at the program held at the Bashundhara campus auditorium of the institutions.
bKash has been supporting the ‘Nationwide Enrichment (Book Reading) Program’ of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro since 2014 and provided around 178, 000 books to the program.
bKash believes in the philosophy of improving the lives of the common mass by providing mobile financial services at an affordable cost, in the 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 will 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 40 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.