Asia Foundation Bangladesh Donates3100Books in Rajshahi

The Asia Foundation Bangladesh Donates3100Books in Rajshahi

The Asia Foundation-Bangladesh willorganize a book donation event supported by Pubali Bank Ltd. on April 11, 2017, at Boarder Guards Conference Centre in Rajshahi. The Asia Foundation will donate approximately 3,100 Bangla and English language books worth approximately 44 lakh taka to 20 schools to promote the importance of books and reading among students and school teachers of Rajshahi District.

Md. Aminul Islam, Honorable Additional Divisional Commissioner (General) of Rajshahi, will attend the event as the Chief Guest. Ms. Sara Taylor, The Asia Foundation’s Deputy Country Representative in Bangladesh, will attend as a Special Guest. Dr. Shormin Ferdous Chowdhury, Deputy Director, Secondary & Higher Education, Rajshahi Zone; Md. Kamruzzama, Deputy General Manager, Pubali Bank Ltd. Rajshahi Zonal Office; Rosettee Najneen, President, Rajshahi Women Chamber of Commerce; and Ms. Sukla Dey, Program Manager, The Asia Foundation, will also attend the event along with representatives and students from local schools.

The honorable Chief Guest, Special Guest, and other guests will focuse on promoting reading habits among students and teachers and will emphasize the importance of girls’ education and reaching underprivileged and rural community schools.

Through Books for Asia, The Asia Foundation donates thousands of new books annually to academic institutions, libraries, and nonprofit and government offices across the country.

About The Asia Foundation
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia for more than 60 years. The Foundation opened its first office in Dhaka in 1954, and has maintained a continuous presence since, working with the government of Bangladesh, civil society, community leaders, and the private sector to promote responsive and accountable governance, broad-based and inclusive economic growth, and basic rights and security. The Foundation shares in the goal of seeing a vibrant and flourishing Bangladesh and works across a number of critical programming areas to contribute to this outcome.

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