Khulna Correspondent
Speakers at a discussion meeting of a month-long book fair beginning on Friday February 1 in Khulna have advised children to read more books for expanding their knowledge to become competent citizens of the country. They also urged guardians to buy books for their wards to encourage them to read more in order to enrich their latent talent and knowledge.
They made the appeal while addressing the inaugural ceremony of ‘Ekushey Book Fair-2019’ at Khulna divisional public library premises at Boyra under Khalishpur thana in the city.
Khulna district administration and Khulna divisional public library are jointly organising the book fair and turning it into a social movement.
Mayor of KCC Talukder Abdul Khaleque addressed the function as chief guest and formally inaugurated the fair.
Chairman of Khulna District Council Sheikh Harunur Rashid, President of Bangladesh Freedom Fighters Command Council, Khulna city unit Prof Md Alamgir Kabir, Additional Deputy Commissioner (education and ICT) Golam Mayeenuddin Hasan, Deputy Director of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Khulna Region Niva Rani Pathak, General Secretary of Khulna Press Club Md Saheb Ali, Market Director, Khulna Cluster of Robi Aziata Md Hamidul Haque, President of Bangladesh Book Publisher and Sellers Association, Khulna district unit Md Alamgir were present as special guests.
Convener of the book fair organising committee, also Deputy Commissioner of Khulna Md Helal Hossain presided over the function. Librarian of divisional public library, also member secretary of the book fair organising committee Dr Md Ahsan Ullah delivered the address of welcome.
A total of 95 (ninety five) stalls of book publishers and sellers from Dhaka, Khulna and different parts of the country have been set up at the fair venue for display said the organisers.
The fair will remain open for visitors from 3:00 pm to 9:30 pm every day, official sources said. The fair authorities are hopeful that a higher number of books of different genres will hit the fair. The fair will continue till February 28.
The fair control office sources said that the law enforcing agencies
took adequate measures to ensure security for the traders, visitors
and the buyers while fire fighters will also be there to tackle fire
incidents.