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Ekushey book fair from Feb 1

By :The Report Desk
Published : Jan 23, 2023 09:54:00 PM | Latest

The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2023 is going to begin from February 1.

"Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is likely to inaugurate the fair in person this year at 3pm on February 1," Member Secretary of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair Committee Dr KM Muzahidul Islam said, reports BSS.

Muzahidul, also Bangla Academy director (administration, human resources and planning division), said about 80 percent of the preparatory work has already been completed on Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan premises.

State Minister for Cultural Affairs K M Khalid today visited the fair premises and inspected the progress of the preparation.

There will be 470 stalls, including 367 general stalls, 69 stalls on children yard and 64 pavilions, on the Suhrawardy Udyan while there will 103 general stalls and 147 pavilions in the Bangla Academy premises, according to the BSS report.

Due to elections to the two Dhaka city corporations in 2020, the usual book fair began on February 2, while the fair was differed until March 18 in 2021 and February 15 in 2022 due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.