Literacy

Amar Ekushey book fair begins in Khulna

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)