bKash Limited, the leading mobile financial service provider in the country, has provided around 30,000 books to Bishwo Shahitto Kendro to facilitate its ‘Nation-Wide Enrichment Program’, a book reading program for students.
The books will be used for facilitating reading program in 400 schools with a target to reach around 30,000 students each year. The book reading program is designed for the students of class VI to X.
In this connection, Bishwo Shahitto Kendro in association with bKash today inaugurated the book reading program at the Ideal School and College at Motijheel in the city.
Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism, Rashed Khan Menon MP inaugurated the book reading program as the Chief Guest while Kamal Quadir, Chief Executive Officer of bKash handed over the books to Abdullah Abu Sayeed, founder Chairman and Chief Executive of BSK. Senior officials of both the organizations were present at the program.
Addressing the program, Rashed Khan Menon said the students in schools have grown the habit of reading since Bishwo Shahitto Kendro started its book reading campaign. He hoped this great initiative of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro would continue for years and would bring a positive change in the society.
Kamal Quadir said the Bishwo Shahitto Kendro has been playing an instrumental role for the last 36 years in bringing a silent revolution in the habit of reading. He said bkash is proud to be associated with this noble organization to spread the reading habits among students.
Abdullah Abu Sayeed thanked bKash for providing the books and said support from organizations like bKash is very important for Bishwo Shahitto Kendro to carry out its initiative on building a society based on knowledge and enlightenment.
In 2014, bKash also provided 34,000 books to Bishwo Shahitto Kendro’s book reading program for students.
Launched in 2011, bKash, a joint venture of BRAC Bank, US based Money in Motion, World Bank’s International Finance Corporation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, offers complete mobile financial services to the common people of Bangladesh. (Source: press release)