Staff Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday formally inaugurated free textbook distribution programme for the academic year 2017 as the "National Textbook Festival" is set to be celebrated across the country on January 1.
The premier auspicated the free textbook distribution programme by handing over textbooks of primary and secondary levels to students at a function at her official Ganabhaban residence here this morning.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid and Primary and Mass Education Minister Md Mustafizur Rahman spoke at the function led by Secretary of the Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Division Md Sohrab Hossain.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid will inaugurate the central programme of the "National Textbook Festival-2017" at Azimpur Government Girls School and College in the capital at 9.30 am on the 1st January next year in 2017.
The free textbooks will be alloted among 4,26,35,929 pre-primary, primary, secondary, ibtedayi, dakhil, dakhil vocational, SSC vocational, small anthropological group and visually challenged students across the country," said Chairman of National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) Prof Narayan Chandra Saha.