RANGPUR, Jan 1, 2017 (BSS) - Thousands of the students of primary and secondary level educational institutions became happy getting new books to celebrate the "National Textbook Distribution Festival-2017" on the New Year's Day today.
Government officials, public representatives, educationists, sociocultural activists and elite formally launched distribution of the cost-free government new textbooks among the students in all eight districts in the division amid huge festivity.
The government has allocated 1,41,46,428 pieces of new textbooks for distribution among 26,42,000 students of 18,184 primary and secondary level schools, madrashas and vocational institutions in Rangpur division.
Mayor of Rangpur Sarfuddin Ahmed Jhantu, Divisional Commissioner Kazi Hasan Ahmed and Deputy Commissioner Rahat Anwar formally launched the festival through distributing new textbooks at different schools in Rangpur
The Deputy Commissioners, District Secondary Education and Primary
Education Officers, Upazila Nirbahi Officers, public representatives and elite inaugurated the book distribution festival in other seven district and 58 upazila headquarters of the division.
Divisional Deputy Director for Primary Education Mahbub Elahi informed BSS that there will be no shortage of books as the government allocated the new textbooks for the students at different levels as per demand.
Students of class Aklima and Soumen of class five, Muhaimenul Islam Protik and Sumona of class four, Nahiyan and Deepti of class three, Humayun and Ankhi of class two of different schools in the city expressed happiness after getting the new books.
Guardian Khaleda Yasmin Alo of Keranipara area in the city said she was happy as her son Protik got new textbooks of class four on first January and expressed deep gratitude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the epoch-making initiative.