Duration of Amar Ekushey Book Fair Extended

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This year's duration of Amar Ekushey book fair has been extended by one hour every day. In previous years, the book fair used to start at 3 pm. However, this year's fair will start one hour earlier at 2 pm and will continue till 9 pm.

State Minister for Culture KM Khalid said this on Wednesday (February 9) morning.

He announced the decision after the third meeting of the book fair management committee at the Bangla Academy Poet Shamsur Rahman Auditorium.

He said the book fair will start on Friday and Saturday from 11 am. The book fair is starting from February 15. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the virtual fair at 3 pm on that day.

Earlier, in a letter signed by Bangla Academy Secretary AHM Lokman on January 30, it was informed that the book fair would be held on February 15-28 subject to certain conditions considering corona infection. For this, Bangla Academy requested the people involved in the book fair to take coronavirus vaccine.

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