Primary and secondary level students have started getting new books in festive mood in the city and nine upazilas of the district like other parts of the country today, the first day of the new year 2016.
According to the sources concerned, book distribution ceremony has been arranged in each of the schools to handover books among the students.
District and upazila level officials’ concerned, public representative and local elites were present at all their respective ceremonies to inspire the students.
In Rajshahi city, divisional, metropolitan and district level high
officials launched the book distribution activities formally at a function held at PTI Primary School.
Fazley Hossain Badsha, MP, attended and addressed the Rajshahi divisional, metropolis and district level National Book Festival-2016 ceremony as chief guest with Abul Khayer, Divisional Deputy Director of Department of Primary Education, in the chair.
Commissioner of Rajshahi division Helaluddin Ahmed, Deputy Commissioner of Rajshahi Mejbah Uddin Chowdhury, Deputy Director of Department of Secondary and Higher Education Dr Shormin Ferdous Chowdhury, Assistant Director of Department of Primary Education Abul Kalam Azad and District Primary Education Officer Abul Kashem spoke as special guests.
Chief Guest Lawmaker Badsha said the present government has been
distributing free books to the school students aimed at ensuring education for all to free the nation from the curse of illiteracy.
Meanwhile, Rajshahi Education Board School and College organized a
colourful book distribution function at its premises with Additional
Commissioner of Rajshahi division Munir Hossain in the chair.
Former Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation AHM Khairuzzaman Liton and former Chairman of Rajshahi Education Board Prof Tanbirul Alam, Freedom Fighter Engineer Naosher Ali and College principal Prof Dr Mokbul Hossain spoke on the occasion, among others.
DPEO Abul Kashem told BSS that required number of books were sent to all the government and registered non-government schools in the district for distribution among the students. He said the students were seen very happy after getting new books on the first day of the year. “We have kept 5 percent books as buffer stock for meeting any deficit and for the newly admitted students,” he added.
Divisional Deputy Director of Department of Primary Education, Abul Khayer, told BSS that all the requisite books were sent to all 14,151 schools including 4,898 government schools in eight districts under Rajshahi division.