An initiative called ‘Amar Boi’ has started its journey to inculcate the habit of reading books in this month of our mother tongue. The international voluntary organization Junior Chamber International (JCI) Dhaka West and Protyush’s Jante Hole Porte Hobe both are jointly working on this project.
The journey of “Amar Boi” has started on Sunday (February 26) with setting up of a book corner at Modern Childs Educare School in Maghbazar, Dhaka. The book corner was inaugurated by Rakhi Jain, JCI World Vice President for Asia Pacific. At the time of the ceremony JCI Bangladesh National Vice President Nazmul Hossain Sabuj, JCI Dhaka West Local President Md. Altamis Nabil, JCI Dhaka West Local Vice President and Project Director Md. Mahmudur Rahman and the project lead and Protyush’s founder Tanvir Hasan was present there.
In addition to the unveiling of the book corner, a competition was arranged among the students of that school. A total of 18 prizes were awarded to the winners in four categories.
Commenting on the initiative, Altamis Nabil, President, JCI Dhaka West, said, “A distinct initiative from us to bring back the old habit of reading books. Our initiative will continue throughout the year with the creation of book corners in the schools of underprivileged children across the country and the provision of Bangla fiction-non-fiction books in the English medium school libraries. Not only the book distribution, but many more programs will be organized to highlight the importance of reading books.”
Junior Chamber International (JCI) is an organization of enterprising youth between the ages of 18 and 40. JCI is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. It has operations in more than 120 countries and more than 400,000 members worldwide. At present there are more than 25 local chapters of JCI working in Bangladesh. Of these, JCI Dhaka West is the largest and oldest.