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GP, BSK to honour book-readers in five cities

Published : Tuesday, 23 April, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 258

GP, BSK to honour book-readers in five cities

GP, BSK to honour book-readers in five cities

Grameenphone (GP), Bishwo Shahitto Kendro (BSK) will honour book readers in five cities of the country, according to an agreement signed between the two sides at GPHouse on Sunday.

BSK Founder and Chairman Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed and GP CEO Yasir Azman signed the agreement on behalf of their respective sides, says a press release.

BSK has been conducting various excellence programmes aimed at nurturing enlightened people across the country for students from schools, colleges, and universities for the past 45 years, fostering enlightenment.

Among them, the National Enrichment Programme (Book Reading Programme) stands out as the most noteworthy. Under this programme, approximately 200,000 students from around 1,700 educational institutions across the country currently take part in the Book Reading Programme every year.

Since 2004, GP, the leading mobile telecom operator in Bangladesh, has been collaborating with BSK to sponsor the metropolitan-centered prize-giving ceremony of the National Enrichment Programme (Book Reading Programme).

In continuation of this, GP will give books as prizes to the winners at the award giving ceremonies held in the five major cities-- Dhaka, Chattogram, Khulna, Rajshahi, and Barisal-- even this year.

The prize-giving ceremony in Chattogram Metropolitan City will begin on May 4, 2024, followed by Barisal on May 10, Dhaka on May 17-18, Rajshahi on May 25, and finally, Khulna on May 31 in a sequential manner.

Around 16,000 students from grades six to ten from different schools will receive the awards in the sagoto, suvecha, obhinandon and best reader category at the prize-giving ceremony of the five cities.

Expressing gratitude to GP for their continuous collaboration since 2004, Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed, at the signing ceremony said: "As a result of this collaboration, the reach of the country-based excellence program (Book Reading Programme) has expanded, and there has been a significant increase in students interest in reading.

Furthermore, GPs philanthropic image has also improved among people. We hope that this collaboration will continue seamlessly in the future."

Yasir Azman said: "Along with business activities, Grameenphone is working on Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) for the benefit of the society. Enhancing the skills of the youth is one of our primary goals. Meanwhile, Bishwo Shahitto Kendro is playing a pivotal role in fostering the habit of reading and building a thoughtful society. Todays agreement signing is part of that initiative, with which Grameenphone has been associated for the past 20 years. We are proud to be associated with such an initiative."







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