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Bishwo Shahitto Kendro (World Literature Center) is a non-profit and non-political educational and cultural institution in Bangladesh incorporated predominantly to promote the study of literature, reading habits and progressive ideas particularly among the young generations and general public. The Institution is also engaged to create enlightened citizens and multidimensional personalities for the Country.

It was established in 1978 by the Bangladeshi prominent writer, activist, television presenter, and organizer - Abdullah Abu Sayeed. The headquarters of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro (BSK) is located in Dhaka. But it also has overseas branches in London, and New York.

The Institution has been helping lakhs of souls through its library, and various cultural and knowledgeable programmes. Since its inception, BSK has been serving more than 1,000,000 schools and colleges students. Moreover, it is also serving over 110,000 members through operating 46 mobile-library units at more than 1800 locations in 200 upazilas of 56 districts. The motto of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro is “Alokito Manush Chai” (We Want Enlightened Individuals). For its outstanding contribution, Bishwo Shahitto Kendro achieved UNESCO's most prestigious award the Jan Amos Comenius Medal, 2008.

Its local and international donors are: Government of Bangladesh, BRAC Bank Limited, Manusher Jonno Foundation, Bangladesh Freedom Foundation, Human Development Foundation, World Bank, NORAD, Ramon Magsaysay Foundation, South Asia Partnership, Action Aid Bangladesh, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Citibank N.A., Oxfam and more.

Contact Info:

14 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue,
Dhaka 1000
Tel: 9660812, 8618567

Published Date: 16/05/2014

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