KHULNA, Jan 1, 2016(BSS) - The Textbook Festival Day-2017 was celebrated here today with distribution of free textbooks to primary and higher secondary level school students.
As part of the countrywide free textbooks distribution programme,
Department of secondary and higher secondary education of Khulna region organised divisional level books distribution programme at Khulna Zila School ground.
Lawmaker of Khulna-two constituency Mizanur Rahman Mizan inaugurated the ceremony as the chief guest by handing over textbooks among the students with Deputy Director of the Department of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education of Khulna region TM Zakir Hossain in the chair.
The chief guest said it is a great achievement for the present government to hand over free textbooks to the primary, secondary and madrasa students on January 1 on the occasion of the Happy New Year.
He also said that government is also determine to extend education
facilities among physically challenged students.
A total of 2,42,62,117 textbooks were distributed among 18,7,162 students in Khulna region.
Additional Divisional Commissioner (General) Md Faruk Hossain, Chairman of Khulna Zila Parishad Sheikh Harun-ur-Rashid, Khulna Deputy Commissioner Nazmul Ahsan, President of Sadar thana AL advocate Saiful Alam, Headmaster of Zila School Md Ariful Islam and District Education Officer Khandokar Ruhul Ameen addressed the ceremony, among others.