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Book lover Harun Ar Rashid awarded AAYFO Bangladesh’s Best Social Activist 2020

Harun Ar Rashid, who is constantly running with books, is now getting international recognition. He has been awarded as the ‘Best Social Activist 2020’ by the Bangladesh Chapter of the Africa Asia Youth Organization (AAYFO), an international organization working with 102 countries in Africa and Asia. Even during his house arrest during the Corona period, he went from house to house delivering books to people, which attracted the attention of various media besides social media. Then he came to the attention of the international organization. A total of four people from Bangladesh including him were given preliminary nomination. After many screenings, he was finally awarded this honor. The certificate and crest will be handed over to him at a later ceremony at the organization’s Dhaka office.

Harun Ar Rashid Born was on August 10, 1983 in Gobaria village of Kuliarchar upazila of Kishoreganj. Graduated from a private university. He is currently working at Grameen Bank in Nawabganj, Dhaka. Although a banker by profession, he is a book-loving man from head to toe. He was a self-made man with a passion for learning.

This book-loving man, who is constantly running, is working day after day with the torch of civilization in his hand, tirelessly. He dreams of a civilized society. With this goal in mind, he is also making an outstanding contribution in building libraries in disadvantaged remote areas of the country. Open libraries are being set up in different regions with the money given by the rich people of the society. He is also promoting the book in various saloons and tea-coffee shops. This book lover has one more identity. Not only is he a great reader, he is also a writer. A thriller published at the 2020 book fair received a huge response from the readers. The ‘Eskaponer Tekka’, published during the epidemic coronation, has already earned the reputation of a best seller.

The speed of his work does not stop only through digital, the work of this book-loving man seems to be even better offline. Going from house to house, going from house to house in the city, he is delivering books to the people on his own initiative. At the end of the week, he is bringing old books with new ones. His great work did not stop even during the epidemic. At the risk of his life, he has delivered the book to people of all classes and professions under the hygiene rules. With the violence of YouTube, Facebook and other online social media, children and teenagers, young and old alike are addicted to the virtual world. In order to bring these people back to the world of books from the virtual world, books are being handed over to everyone irrespective of class or profession.

This book-loving man, who is constantly running, is working day after day, tirelessly, with the torch of civilization in his hand. He dreams of a civilized society. With this goal in mind, he is also making an outstanding contribution in building libraries in disadvantaged remote areas of the country. Open libraries are being set up in different regions with the money given by the rich people of the society. He is also promoting the book in various saloons and tea-coffee shops.

He is also working on songs. When the time comes, he leaves the guitar and sings. Some of the songs that have been promoted online have already captured the hearts of the listeners.

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