Anyone visiting the fair can donate new or old books to bKash’s book collection booth
It was a happy day for Ruku, Munni, Asma, Rajib, Ankhi and others from the Mirpur branch of the underprivileged children's school named Obhizatrik.
bKash distributed new books among these children at the Amar Ekushey Book Fair on February 13.
The mobile financial service provider, at its book collection booth, handed over books to the students.
bKash will provide 5,000 books to different institutions, including underprivileged children's schools, primary schools, libraries, and old age homes through Obhizatrik, reads a press release.
Anyone visiting the fair can donate new or old books to the bKash's book collection booth.
"There is no alternative to reading books for enlightenment. It is more important for children to build a future by reading books," said Chief Marketing Officer of bKash Mir Nawbut Ali.
"We will be able to provide more books to the readers, including underprivileged children if we can collect a good number of books from people visiting the fair."
"The school we run for the underprivileged children does not have a well-equipped library," Ahmed Imtiaz Jami, the founder of the Obhizatrik Foundation, said adding that if the parents buy one book for these underprivileged children alongside buying books for their own kids, it will be a great help.