Meem didn’t expect so early in her life that she would have direct interaction with the Prime Minister of the country from her hometown Panchagarh, some 344 kilometres far from the capital, reports UNB. She did have such a memorable moment Wednesday. The baby girl of just 6 years, a student of class I of the District Girls School of Panchagarh, the northernmost district of Bangladesh, was overwhelmed when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina talked to her through videoconferencing from the Prime Minister’ Office in the morning. “Dear Prime Minister, how are you?” the kid asked Hasina with her sweet voice.
She thanked the Prime Minister for reaching them textbooks free of cost in the very first days of the new year-a tangible change that emanates from the ‘Charter of Change’.
“Noton boi peye amar khub ananda hocche (I am very glad to get new books),” an elated Meem went on mumbling. In reply, the Prime Minister greeted her and told her to be attentive to her studies. “When I was like you, I also would become very happy to get new books,” said Hasina-now a grandma.
A smiling Prime Minister then told Meem to wrap her new books with colorful papers and read every word in her books, which are products of an updated curriculum.
Sheikh Hasina also talked to another girl student, Hironmoy Barman, of Class X of the District Girls School. Barman, on behalf of all her fellows and schoolchildren, expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister for reaching them new books without any delay.