A separate section inside the school library has been established in order to enlighten students about the philosophy, ideology, sacrifice, and the life struggles of the father of the nation
The Bangabandhu Corner in Gopalganj’s SM Model Government Primary School dedicated to the ideology, life, and work of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has gained tremendous popularity with young people there.
A separate section inside the school library has been established in order to enlighten students about the philosophy, ideology, sacrifice, and the life struggles of the father of the nation.
Students are learning how Bangabandhu freed Bangladesh from the oppression of then West Pakistan, and how he dedicated his entire life to the betterment of his people.
Documentary shows, group discussions, and quizzes on Bangabandhu and the Liberation War, are playing an important role in the growth and learning of young students.
Assistant teacher Selima Akhtar said: “With the upcoming 100th birth anniversary of Bangabandhu in 2020 in mind, school authorities undertook this endeavour in 2018. It currently has over 100 books about the father of the nation, including Oshomapto Attojiboni (The Unfinished Memoirs), and books for children about Bangabandhu and his lessons for life.”
During a recent visit to the school, this correspondent found students reading books about Bangabandhu with great enthusiasm.
Fourth grader Afsora Azam said: “Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation, struggled all his life to give us a free nation. I have learned this from reading books at the library.
“Participating in book discussions of Oshomapto Attojiboni, we are getting to know more and more about his life and this is sparking curiosity in students.”
Headteacher Suraiya Khanum said: “Our main goal is to teach our students about Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to instil his ideology in them from an early age.”
District Primary Education Officer Anondo Kishore Saha said: “We have undertaken the task of establishing more Bangabandhu Corners in all 862 primary schools of the district. We hope children will be inspired and grow up with Bangabandhu’s spirit and ideology in their hearts.”