Sunday, February 15, 2015

Ekushey Book Fair of Bangladesh

The Ekushey Book Fair is a national book fair in beautiful Bangladesh and also known as Ekushey Boi Mela or Amar Ekushey Boi Mela. Every year from 1st February to 28th February Bangla Academy arrange this fair in Dhaka with the help of government and Bangladesh Ministry and culture controlled this Fair.

When started?

The history of this fair that in1972, on 21st February beside the Bangla Academy Chittaranjan Saha of ‘Muktadhara’ publishing house started book sale and also invited the other publishers joined with him. Latter it turns into a book fair and became popular Book Fair in Bangladesh. 1984 this fair named “Amar Ekushey Boi Mela”. This fair is dedicated brave Martyrs those were died on 21st February in 1952.
The 21st of February is our Language Martyr’s Day .In 1952 on that day our brave Martyrs gave their life for our mother language (Bangle). We are proud for them that we are a nation who gives life for mother language. In 1999, this day awarded International Language Day.

What Impotence?

Every year the Ekushey Book Fair organized in the country, this year the Prime Minister of Bangladesh inaugurated the fair. This book fair only the Bangladeshi booksellers may attend and about three hundred or more publisher houses attend.
The importance of Ekushey Book Fair is vast for our country and our culture. A nation becomes a fruitful nation by educated. Many visitors go this book Fair and buy many bangla books like bangla poems, bngla golpo etc. By this fair a big amount of books are sell and eighty percent of books are published in this fair. It’s become a reunion of publisher and reader. There have also discount of new books and it varies up to 20% to 30 % depending upon books. So visitors may get favorites books within the cheap coast.

Ekushey Book Fair
Ekushey Book Fair -2015

Ekushey Book Fair-2015

This year Ekushey Book Fair-2015 organized in the country by bangle Accademy. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the traditional Book Fair. In this fair total 566 stalls are attend for showing books of about three hundred fifty publishers. The fair open at 3 pm to 9 pm daily except holydays and on the holidays, the opening time is 11 am to 9 pm. For the children there have four days reserved. On 14 February and 15 February2015, huge people went this Book Fair and also buy many books.

Difficulties

The prices of the books are expensive because taxes on printing paper, so sometime reader face problem for buy his favorites books. Traffic jam is the main difficulties for this fair. Many people live surrounding the Dhaka city cannot go there for traffic jam. The political unstable condition of the country is also make difficult for go there.

Highly security are observe in Ekushey Book Fair by Police forces, Rapid Action Battalion, Ansar and academy’s security staff ensure security of the fair. There have also several close-circuit cameras.

Amar Ekushey Book Fair is also a cultural event in Bangladesh.To buy and see many bangle books you may visit Ekushey Book Fair.

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