In observance of the WORLD BOOK DAY 2014, British Council and Daffodil Education Network (DEN) jointly launched a nation- wide BOOK READING COMPETITION in April with the theme “Own a book, Read a book” aimed at creating new readers and popularizing reading habits among students and mass people. 1300 people registered for this programme throughout the country under four categories.
The Prize Giving Ceremony held on 28 October 2014 at 10 am at British Council Library at 5 Fuller Road, Dhaka. Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed, Chairman of Biswa Shahitya Kendra and N I Khan, Secretary, Ministry of Education, Peoples Republic of Bangladesh was the Guest of Honour for the celebration and handed over the gifts among the winners.
While Brendan McSherry, Country Director, Robin Davies, Director Programmes and Partnerships, British Council Bangladesh and Mr. Md Sabur Khan, CIP, Chairman of Daffodil Groups received guests as the organiser of the event.
There were four groups of participants in the competition:
GROUP A - CLASS VI TO VIII
GROUP B - CLASS IX TO X
GROUP C - CLASS XI TO XII
GROUP D - ANY ADULT
51 winners were chosen through a short test held in last June. Participants need not to refund the book after reading. All the participants had certificate of attendance and the top winner from four groups received a laptop each and certificate.