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Book festival held across the country

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:08 AM, 2 January 2020   Updated: 11:03 AM, 2 January 2020

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Through the book festival, new books have been distributed among the students at different educational institutions across the country. New book by hand in the first sweet-shiny winter morning of the year, joy in the eyes schoolchildren across the country have celebrated a new book festival; it is as if the whole country is rollicking with the sweet smell of new books.

Around 4.26 crore school-going children celebrated Textbook Festival across the country today, receiving free textbooks for their new classes on the first day of the New Year.

This year, about 35,31,44,554 textbooks were distributed among 4,26,19,865 primary and secondary levels students through textbook festivals across the country for the academic year 2020.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated the free textbook distribution program by handing over books to primary and secondary levels students at a function at her official Ganabhaban.

Students were seen delighted to get their new textbooks as the textbook distribution festivity added a new dimension to their ecstasy on the New Year day.

About 105,402,375 textbooks were distributed among the pre-primary and primary level students while 247,742,179 textbooks were distributed among the secondary level students at free of cost.

Jhenaidah correspondent said, 38 lakhs 85 thousand and 438 books were distributed among 4 lakhs 56 thousand and 66 children in 6 upazilas of the district

Barguna correspondent said a total of 12 lakh 71 thousand and 940 books were distributed at the primary and secondary levels of the district. Of these, one lakh 29 thousand books were distributed at the primary level and 11 lakh 42 thousand and 940 books at the secondary level.

Tangail correspondent said that 21 lakh 18 thousand and 699 books were distributed among 4 lakh 45 thousand and 140 primary students in the district and 72 thousand 958 books were distributed among 72 thousand 958 pre-primary students. Besides, 60 lakh 24 thousand and 309 books were distributed among the 4 lakh 48 thousand and 821 secondary students.

Noakhali correspondent informed that 19 lakhs 10thousand and 711 new books were distributed among the students of 1 thousand and 253 schools in the district.

Lakshmipur correspondent informed the new books have been distributed to about 5 lakh students in the district.

Feni correspondent said that 33 lakhs 26 thousand and 651 books were distributed among the 4 lakh 4 thousand and 623 students of six upazila in the district.

Brahmanbaria correspondent said that on the first day of the year about 9 lakh students of primary school and secondary school received new books.

Lalmonirhat correspondent said, 33 lakh 75thousand 921 books were distributed among 3 lakh 5 thousand and 239 students in 1 thousand 626 educational institutions in 5 upazilas of the district.

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