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Fojit Babu’s photo exhibition Childhood’s Joy with Books

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Entertainment Desk :
The first day of the year is celebrated with immense joy and unparalleled appeal. The students of every school are cheering in joy with new books in their hands. The students are celebrating new academic year with the fragrance of new books. Through the cheer of new bud youths bloom the immense prospect of Bangladesh.
Now, no student of Bangladesh has to stop study because of book scarcity. The dropout rate at primary level was alarming few years ago. Many students had to stop study because of book scarcity too. All these are past now. Bangladesh has been distributing free books among primary and secondary school students for last seven years.
1st January is celebrated as Academic Book fair day at every educational institutions and schools of the country.
It is very rare to distribute such a huge number of books in the world. Bangladesh has reached a different height with the serious initiative to build a learned nation. UNESCO said, a few countries have given proper importance in spite of low income- Bangladesh is one of them. The ardent dream of childhood was lost for photographer Fojit Sheikh Babu. He had to stop study at the mid 1980s because of book scarcity. So the vast change of education stirred him a lot. So he wanted to disseminate the success story of Bangladesh’s education from his own personal emotion. The Photography exhibition Childhood Joy with Books is solely Babu’s alone initiative.
Babu’s 6th initiatives with 50 photographs are put on display now under the banner of Childhood’s Joy with Books which is going on at Julio Curie Hall in Paris, France. The three-day exhibition was inaugurated by world famous Bangladeshi painter Shahabuddin Ahmed.

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