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Primary students to get dresses, shoes and bags for free: State Minister

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|  20 Feb 2020, 00:00 | Update : 20 Feb 2020, 19:12
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State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md. Zakir Hossain said, free dresses, shoes and bags will be distributed among the students of government primary schools from the current year.

He said this while speaking as the chief guest at an awareness based view exchange and mothers’ gathering program to attain quality primary education at Baimhati Government Primary School at Mirzapur upazila in Tangail district on Thursday.

Md. Zakir Hossain said, along with distribution of free textbooks among the students initiatives have been taken to distribute dresses, shoes and bags as educational support. It will be effective from the current year.

He said, mother is the best teacher of a student and home is the best educational institution. So a mother has to be made conscious about education and the home has to be made livable to make the children a worthy citizen.

The state minister also said, educational materials are being distributed among the small ethnic groups at the pre-primary level.

He said, under the social safety net programs every year scholarships are being provided among 1 crore 37 lakh students. For increasing regular school attendance, preventing dropout and to meet the regular nutrition demand Mid-day Meal and School Feeding Programs have been taken in the poverty-stricken areas.

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