bKash, Bishwo Shahitto Kendro expanded book reading program in Barishal

July 30, 2019 Dhaka

 Bishwo Shahitto Kendro, in association with bKash Limited, the largest mobile financial service provider in the country, expanded its book reading program by distributing books among the students of Asmat Ali Khan (A K) Institution in Barishal.

Major General Sheikh Md Monirul Islam (retd), Chief External and Corporate Affairs Officer of bKash; Khairul Alam Sabuj, popular author and actor; Dr. Abdun Noor Tushar, noted TV personality; Humayun Kabir, Head of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs of bKash; Bahauddin Golap, Coordinator of the of the Barisal Branch Readers’ Forum of Bishwo Shaitto Kendro and AHM Jasim Uddin, Principal of A K Institution were present at the event. The event was presided by Advocate Syed Golam Masud Bablu, President of the managing committee of the school and conducted by Mesbah Uddin Ahmed Sumon, Joint Director (program) of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro.

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. Under the nationwide enrichment program, book reading covers around 200,000 students of 2,000 educational institutions across the country. bKash has provided more than two lac books in this program where 40 thousand books has been donated in this year till now. The books are being distributed to 400 schools and A K Institution was the latest to expand the book reading program.

Major General Sheikh Md Monirul Islam (retd), Chief External and Corporate Affairs Officer of bKash said that the society is enlightened through the light of book lovers. People who read books are usually more likely to engage in good works for the benefit of the society. bKash has been supporting the book reading program of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro since 2014 and proud to be a part of this noble endeavour of creating reading habit in new generation.

Well known author and actor, Khairul Alam Sabuj said that our spirits are rectified, knowledge is expanded and thinking capability is enhanced through reading books. So, it is very important to cultivate the book reading habit among people to build an enlightened society. 

Launched in 2011, bKash, a joint venture of BRAC Bank, US based Money in Motion, International Finance Corporation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Ant Financial, operates as a payment service provider offering broad range of mobile/digital financial services under the regulation of Bangladesh Bank.

Photo Caption: To promote reading habit, bKash and Bishwo Shahitto Kendro expanded book reading program in Barishal where Major General Sheikh Md Monirul Islam (retd), Chief External and Corporate Affairs Officer of bKash; Khairul Alam Sabuj, popular author and actor; Dr. Abdun Noor Tushar, noted TV personality; Humayun Kabir, Head of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs of bKash; Bahauddin Golap, Coordinator of the of the Barisal Branch Readers’ Forum of Bishwo Shaitto Kendro and AHM Jasim Uddin, Principal of A K Institution were present among the students of A K Institution.