bKash, one of the leading mobile financial service providers in Bangladesh, provided 40,000 books to the Nationwide Enrichment (Book Reading) program of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro (BSK).
The mobile financial service provider has been contributing on the programme of Bishwo Shahitta Kendro for past five years.
Kamal Quadir, chief executive officer of bKash, handed over the books to Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed, founder and chief executive of Bsk at Motijheel Govt Girls' High School auditorium today, during the inaugural session of annual book reading programme for this year.
bKash has been supporting the 'Nationwide Enrichment (Book Reading) Program' of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro since 2014 to encourage the students in reading books. More than 2.5 lakh books have been distributed to 2,500 institutes nationwide under this program so far.
Major General Sheikh Md Monirul Islam (retd), chief external & corporate affairs officer of bKash; Nazmun Nahar Shaheen, headmaster of Motijheel Govt Girls' High School, along with other high officials, took part at the event.
The book reading program is tailored for students from sixth to tenth grade
Expressing gratitude to bKash, Abdullah Abu Sayeed said, "Bishwo Shahitto Kendro has been working relentlessly for the enlightenment of the society by encouraging book reading. bKash has also been associated with us in this endeavor to develop enlightened humans. We wish to keep this process going."
Kamal Quadir, the CEO of bKash said, "bKash offers compliant financial services to make transformative changes to the lives of millions of people of Bangladesh. Likewise, we feel obligated to be connected with such a noble initiative of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro of creating enlightened people."