Bishwo Shahitto Kendro
Overview of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro
Bishwo Shahitto Kendro, which means 'World Literature Center', is a non-profit institution in Bangladesh to promote the study of literature. Popularly known as just Kendro, this institution was established by famous writer, television presenter, organizer, and activist Abdullah Abu Sayeed. Sayeed was given the 97th Ramon Magsaysay Award in Journalism, Literature, and Creative Communication Arts for "... cultivating in the youth of Bangladesh a love for literature and its humanizing values through exposure to the great books of Bengal and the world" - which was a recognition of the contribution of Kendro.
The Kendro activities are mostly based in Bangladesh. It also has an office in New York.
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