Literacy

5-day book fest at JU draws to a close

A five-day book fair at Jahangirnagar University (JU) came to an end Thursday.

 

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities of JU organised the fair in collaboration with Traxila Bookshop.

 

Jubayer Ahmed, a student of the English department, said he could buy books at a cheap rate from the fair. “Our campus is far from Dhaka. So it is not always easy for us to get good books. This fair filled the gap.”

 

Professor Emran Jahan of the history department said: “We want this kind of book fest to take place more frequently.”

 

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“Nowadays students just read books only for academic purposes, but to enrich our knowledge, we should read other books along with the academic ones,” he added.

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh