KHULNA A month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair-2020 began
at the Divisional Public Library premises in city's Boyra here on Sunday
evening marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Director of Local Government Department Hossain Ali Khondokar inaugurated
the fair as chief guest with Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Khulna Md Helal
Hossain in the chair.
This year Bangla Academy has set the theme of the fair as Birth Centenary
of Bangabandhu and the book fair will be dedicated to the iconic leader,
marking his birth centenary.
Chairman of Khulna Zila Parishad Sheikh Harunur Rashid, academician Prof.
Md. Zafar Imam, Professor of Sociology of Khulna University Md Abdul Jabbar,
Additional Commissioner of Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP) SM Fazlur Rahman,
Cluster Director of Robi Axiata Limited Md. Hamidul Haque, freedom fighter
Sardar Mahbubur Rahman, General Secretary of Khulna Press Club Mamun Reza and
President of Bangladesh Book Publishers and Sellers Association Md. Alamgir
Hossain, addressed the function as special guests.
Deputy Director of the Divisional Public Library Mohammad Ahsan Ullah
delivered the welcome speech in the inaugural function. Many publishers have
set up 105 stalls in the fair displaying various types of books.
The chief guest said that the books enlighten people. Creative books are
essential for the mental development of children. Books help people to
acquire knowledge about the outside world, he added.
Bangabandhu Corner has been set up with books written on Bangabandhu at
the book fair.
The fair will remain open for all from 3pm to 10pm everyday till March 04.
Besides, drawing, book reading competition, recitation for children, book
wrapping for new writers and cultural programmes will also be held every
evening on separate themes during the fair.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)