“Since childhood I wanted to do something for the society,” Rezaul explains. “Developing the library has fulfilled my dream.”
Open every day from 2:00 pm to 08:00 pm, the library that Rezaul named “Sakib Samaj Kallan Pathagar” after his son Md Sakib , is housed in a five-storey foundation stone , 20-by-40-foot building. It’s collection features around 6,000 volumes.
From the literature of Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam to song
Minara Begum Minara, Secretary of the Parishad (Bogura Branch) said “With something for everyone, it can be no surprise that the library is popular”.”It attracts readers of all ages, both men and women” She added.
“Whenever I get time I go there to read,” said Columnist Md Mostakim Hossain .“It clears the mind! Every day hundreds of people visit Rezaul’s library.”he added.
“So many people have the chance to read books easily thanks to this library,” remarks Mesbaul Alom, the vice president of Shajahanpur Upazila Press Club“There are many well-to-do people in our society who took no such initiative but Rezaul is not wealthy. Yet he has managed to collect books worth about Tk 5 lakh for the public good. His efforts set an example for us all.”
“Sports and cultural activities can also encourage young people to participate in the overall welfare of society,” says Rezaul Karim Reza.“But when it comes to a library there is no substitute. People who read gain knowledge. Young people who read are less likely to destroy their lives with drugs. They are less likely to fall into the trap of militancy,terrorism,
“In the library there are valuable ideas to be discovered, about the state and society,” he continues. “Readers can learn about the past struggles and successes of eminent contributors to public life.