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Kishore Bangla

Kishore Bangla () was the first juvenile weekly newspaper ever published in Bengali language. Publication of this newspaper commenced in 1977 at the behest of Ziaur Rahman, the then-president of Bangladesh. It was published from the 'Observer House' and eminent journalist and editor of weekly cine-magazine the Chitrali Syed Mohammad Parvez was appointed the editor. However, writer, journalist and children's organizer Rafiqul Haque, popularly known as Dadu bhai was in charge as its Executive Editor. Government of Bangladesh discontinued publication of Kishore Bangla in 1983.

The work team of Kishore Bangla comprised, in addition to Rafiqul Haque, writer Abdur Rahman, actor and graphic artist Afzal Hossain, journalist Saiful Alam Lytton and author Mustafa Majid, among others. Najimuddin Manik, Faizul Latif Chowdhury, and Syed Borhan Kabir also worked for sometime.

Regular contributors to the Kishore Bangla included children's author Fayez Ahmed, Ali Imam, Mobarak Hossain Khan, Tofazzal Hossain, Shahriar Kabir, Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, Rokeya Sultana, Rhymer Rabbani Choudhury, poet Abu Hassan Shahriar, writer Faizul Latif Chowdhury, Ahmed Mazhar, novelist Nasreen Jahan, Imdadul Hoque Milon rhyme-composer Amirul Islam and Lutfar Rahman Riton.

Some of the novels published in the Kishore Bangla were "Nulia chorir shonar pahar", "Dipu Number Two" and "Operation Kakonpur".

Kishore Bangla was published every Friday. It was a multi-coloured newspaper that was meant only for children. It was unique in its kind because it was a newspaper, rather than a literary magazine that was published on a weekly basis for a long period of time. Starting from mid-1970s, it made significant contribution in moulding and grooming the mindset of boys and girls of middle-class Bangladesh in a positive way.


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