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Bangladeshi 4th-Grader Writes To PM For Bridge, PM Responds

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has assured a schoolboy of taking steps to build a bridge on the river in his locality after the boy wrote to her, asking for one. A class-IV student Shirshendu Biswas at Patuakhali, wrote a letter to the prime minister on August 15, requesting her to have a bridge built on the river in his district.

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The Bangladeshi PM in her reply said she was delighted to receive the letter from him. She praised the boy for his awareness regarding his family's safety while crossing the river.

The PM assured Shirshendu of taking steps to build a bridge over the river.

Shirshendu’s letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asking for a bridge over the Payra river in his locality.

The prime minister's letter, written on September 8, reached the school on September 20, said sources in the school.

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In his letter to the Bangladeshi PM, Shirshendu said he is a citizen of the country.

The boy mentions that many lives are lost in such accidents and he does not want to lose his parents as he loves them very much.

“Therefore, I request you to take steps to build a bridge on the Mirzaganj [Payra] river,” he says towards the end of his letter.

Talking to this correspondent yesterday, Shirshendu said, “I wrote the letter to the prime minister on August 15 this year and posted it.”

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