Next Kolkata Book Fair to be dedicated to Bangabandhu

KOLKATA Kolkata book fair committee has decided to dedicate its next book fair to Bangladesh's Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Kolkata Book Fair Committee Chairman Tridib Kumar Chattopadhyay revealed the information on the last day of the 12 day's 44th Kolkata Book Fair in SBI Auditorium at Salt lake Central Park yesterday.

The 45th Kolkata book fair in 2021 will be dedicated to Bangabandhu Sheikh

Mujibur Rahman and Bangladesh will be its focal theme country, Chattopadhyay

said.

It is mentionable that for more than two decades, the last day of the

Kolkata book fair is being dedicated to Bangladeshi writers and books, which

is known as 'Bangladesh Day'.

Organizers said the last day of the fair is being observed as Bangladesh

Day due to Bangladeshi visitors and buyers' interest to it.

Bangladeshi people crowds at Bangladesh Pavilion every year, but this

year, the number of visitors was higher than the past few years, they said.

This year, the theme of the Bangladesh day was 'Bangabandhu at birth

centenary and materialization of his dream Sonar Bangla'.

A seminar was held to mark the day where State Minister for Cultural

Affairs KM Khalid was present as the chief guest.

Bangabandhu is the name of an ideal, a dream He is the greatest

Bangalee of all time, he said in his speech.

Khalid also invited all to join the much anticipated Mujib Year

celebration.

Bangladesh National Museum Chairman Shamsuzzaman Khan presented the key

note paper in the seminar.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman outlined a programme to implement his

dream 'Sonar Bangla' to build an exploitation free society long before the

independence of Bangladesh. But unfortunately, he was brutally assassinated.

In spite of this, the implementation process of his dream is never halted,

he said.

His (Bangabandhu) worthy daughter and our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is

materializing his unfulfilled dream rapidly, Shamsuzzaman added.

Former Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor, Director General of

Bangla Academy Habibullah Siraji, Director of Bangladesh National Book Centre

Minar Masnur and Professor Gautam Bhadra were also present, among others, in

the seminar.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)