Publish: 25 Oct 2023, 03:19 pm
An eight-day book fair will begin on the Divisional Public Library premises in Khulna city on October 28.
Aiming at building 'Smart Bangladesh' and to enhance book reading habit among the common people, the government has taken decision to organise divisional-level book fair across the country.
Patronising by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, National Public Library will organise the fair in association with Bangladesh Book Publishers and Sellers Association.
To make the book fair a total success, Khulna Divisional Commissioner Office organised a press briefing today held at its conference room.
Additional Divisional Commissioner Md. Tabibur Rahman said book can contribute to build a good citizen.
Even acting like a friend, a book can pull up from moral degradation, he said, adding: "Nothing but a book can remove social degradation and dishonesty as well. Side by side with building 'Smart Bangladesh', book is must to make the society non-communal and corruption-free."
He urged all book lovers' people to visit the fair.
Deputy Director of the Divisional Public Library Mohammad Hamidur Rahman conducted the press briefing.
The book fair will be designed by setting up 90 stalls. Of those, 60 stalls will be allotted for the publishers of Dhaka, 10 stalls for 10 districts of Khulna division, six for government offices, two for law enforcement agencies and remain stalls for foods and refreshment for visitors, book purchasers and others.
Besides, various seminars, subject oriented discussion meeting regarding cultural programmes participants by the performers of Shilpakala Academy and quiz-competition for children will be held every day.
The fair will remain open from 3.00pm to 9.30pm and on holidays it will open from 10 am to 9.30 pm.
Police and other law enforcement agencies will be deployed and Close Circuit (CC) cameras will be installed in order to ensure tight security of the fair premises.
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