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Textbook festival to be held on Jan 1

  • Published at 04:18 pm December 31st, 2018
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File photo: Students cheer after receiving free textbooks in a Dhaka school on Monday, January 1, 2018 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid will begin the distribution of textbooks in Dhaka at 9:30am

The textbook festival is set to be held across Bangladesh on New Year’s Day on Tuesday.

The festival marks the distribution of free textbooks among the students of schools and madrasas across the country.

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid will distribute the books from the grounds of Azimpur Government Girls' School and College in Dhaka around 9:30am, the ministry’s Senior Information Officer Arfazur Rahman told UNB.

Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman will inaugurate the distribution of pre-primary and primary textbooks at Dhaka University's central playground at 11am.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated the distribution of free textbooks on December 24.