PV Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the textbook festival by handing over free textbooks for the coming year to students from various schools.
The ninth consecutive free textbook distribution event was held at the Ganabhaban on Saturday morning.
The government will hand over 354.29 million text books to over 43.70 million students, from first to ninth grade, on the first day of the new year.
An additional 7,193,369 books were printed this year as the number of students increased by 1,070,966.
The Awami League administration has distributed 2.25 billion textbooks and other educational textbooks in the past eight years.