Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud inaugurates the Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Chattogram on Sunday. City Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin chairs the inaugural ceremony. Photo: BP

Staff Correspondent, Ctg
Amar Ekushey Book Fair began at Gymnasium ground of MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram city on Sunday.
Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud inaugurated the fair as the chief guest with Mayor of Chattogram City Corporation AJM Nasir Uddin in the chair. Students of Kapasgoola City Corporation College performed national anthem at the time.
The fair will be opened for everyone from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm every day. The fair will start from 10:00 am on the holiday.
Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) organized a 19-day book fair with the help of Chattogram Creative Publication Council. There are stalls of 110 publishers of Dhaka and Chattogram.
CCC’s Chief Executive Officer Samasuddoha delivered the welcome speech , while convener of the book fair and councilor Nazmul Haque, joint convener Mohiuddin Shah Alam Nipu, Jamal Uddin, Secretary Suman Barua, coordinator Ashik Rasul Tipu spoke at the event, among others.
Educationist Dr. Mohit Ul Alam, engineer Ali Ashraf, poet Saathi Das, Ashish Sen, Ananda Mohan, Sakhawat Hossain Majnu, Morzina Akter, culture organizer Dewan Maksud, Sheikh Shawkat Iqbal, councilor Syed Golam Haider Mintoo, Salimul Haque Chow­dhury Bachchu, Md. Jobayer,
Hasan Murad Biplob and Abida Azad attended the event,
among others.