Whenever I read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow me to be in more light,” said Mahfuz-Un-Nesa, top scorer of the quiz competition.
The British Council is organising Book Reading competition since 2010. It is a leading outreach programme for the British Council Library. This programme is all about developing the reading habit and language proficiency in English through reading the simplified version of story books.
Under the Book Beading Programme, a student’s progress is evaluated through a quiz competition. The participants are encouraged to read more books through a prize giving ceremony. For BRAC University, Bangladesh, the British Council arranges the prize giving ceremony thrice in a year for three different sessions (spring, summer and fall). In the summer session, a total of 110 students participated in the Book Reading Programme.
The prize giving ceremony was held on 20 September 2016 at the premises of BRAC University in Dhaka. Around 200 students and 12 teachers were present in the ceremony. Farid Ahmed, Senior Lecturer, BRAC Institute of Language, BRAC University graced the event as Chief Guest and Afreen Al-Mansura, Library and Cultural Centre Coordinator, British Council was present as special guest.
The prize giving ceremony started with the inspiring speech from the Chief Guest and the special guest followed by the prize giving ceremony. The chief guest handed over prizes and certificates to the winners. All the participants were provided with the certificate of participation. Mahfuz-Un-Nesa was the top scorer of the quiz competition. She was awarded a mobile handset. She thanked the British Council for taking such brilliant initiative and expressed the joy in her speech, “Whenever I read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow me to be in more light.”