As part of distributing 20,000 copies of graphic novel "Mujib", bKash has distributed the graphic novel to the students of 40 schools in Barishal division to inspire them with the ideals of Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Marking Bangabandhu's birth centenary and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh's independence, bKash has taken the initiative of distributing the graphic novel to 500 schools across the country, said a press release.
Bishwo Shahitto Kendro (BSK), with support from bKash, has been distributing the graphic novel which is published by Center for Research and Information (CRI) based on Bangabandhu's autobiography "Oshomapto Attojiboni" (The Unfinished Memoirs).
The Deputy Commissioner of Barishal, Jashim Uddin Haider, and of bKash's head of regulatory and corporate affairs, Humayun Kabir handed over the books to the school representatives at Shilpakala Academy Auditorium in Barishal on Tuesday.
Renowned cultural personality Khairul Alam Sabuj presided over the event.
Bahauddin Golap, coordinator of Barisal study circle of BSK and deputy registrar of Barishal University was also present.
The graphic novel "Mujib" depicts the experiences of Bangabandhu's childhood, adolescence and social and political activities in a format suitable for both children and adolescents with a vibrant combination of dialogues, stories and illustrations.
Through this event, 5 sets of the graphic novel have been given to each of the 40 schools of Barishal, which means a total of 1600 books have been distributed. As a result, 40 students will get the opportunity to read the book from a school library at the same time, the press release added.
Earlier, 3,800 copies of the graphic novel have been distributed to 95 schools of Dhaka and Rajshahi division.