Students to get free textbooks despite austerity measures: PM – The Daily Star

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said although the government has imposed some austerity measures to save public money amid global crisis due to coronavirus and Russia-Ukraine war, it did not compromise on printing free textbooks books for children.
“…we did not forget children’s issues, we did not compromise on printing their textbooks. Yes, we are trying to save money from other sectors (imposing austerity measures), but we’ve given special attention to printing their (children) books (textbooks),” she said.
The prime minister came up with the remarks while formally inaugurating the free textbooks distribution programme for 2023 at her office.
Hasina said to build “Smart Bangladesh” by 2041, children will be provided with all facilities as they are the driving force in attaining that goal.
“We will make sure that our children grow in such a way they could be technology-driven and ready to become skilled manpower for the upcoming fourth Industrial Revolution,” she said.
She urged all to give special attention to flourish the hidden talents of children through nourishing their curiosities.
“We have to build them as worthy citizens of the country for Smart Bangladesh by 2041,” she said.
The premier said the prime aim of the government is to create technically and technologically skilled manpower through providing proper education.
Education Minister Dipu Moni, State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossen and Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury also spoke at the programme.
ডিএমপির নিষেধাজ্ঞা সত্ত্বেও থার্টি ফার্স্ট নাইট উদযাপনে ঢাকার আকাশ ফানুসে ছেয়ে গেছে, বাসা-বাড়ির ছাদে ছাদে ফোটানো হয়েছে আতশবাজি।   


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