Week long divisional book fair startsBoiBichitra-CCL
Weeklong Barisal Divisional Book Fair organised by Barisal district administration in association with Jatiya Grantha Kendra and Bangladesh Gyan O Srijanshil Prakashak Samiti starts on Sunday at Barisal Zilla School ground.
Asaduzzaman Noor, minister for cultural affairs, inaugurated the book fair. While Barisal range police DIG Sheikh Muhammad Maruf Hasan, Barisal Metropolitan Police commissioner SM Ruhul Amin, and Jatiya Grantha Kendra director Md Nazrul Islam attended the programme as special guests with Gazi Md Saifuzzaman in the chair.
Asaduzzman Noor said book is the medium of enlightening the humanity and history. Without enlightening the people, especially the new generation, there would be no good patriotic citizens and perfect human being, the minister added. He said reading habit could help preventing superstitions and militancy.
A total of 51 publishers including Bangla Academy are taking part in the book fair. Cultural functions, recitations, drama, different types of competitions also arranged in every afternoon of the fair-day. Fair would be continued May 12, 2017.