The Amar Ekushey Book Fair will not start on February 1 due to the Corona situation. The Bangla Academy and publishers have sent a proposal to the Ministry of Culture to hold a book fair from March 1 to 31.
Bangladesh Book Publishers and Sellers Association, Bangladesh Knowledge and Creative Publishers Association and Bangla Academy recently held a meeting on the book fair. Later in March, a proposal to organize a book fair was sent to the Ministry of Culture. If the ministry gives permission, the book fair will be held in March.
Poet Habibullah Siraj, director general of Bangla Academy, told that the fair is not being inaugurated on February 1. If the situation is favorable, we will inform the time and date. ‘
Mazharul Islam, president of the capital committee of the Bangladesh Book Publishers and Sellers Association and CEO of Anaraprakash, said, ‘Bangla Academy and we are sitting together. A proposal has been sent to the ministry to organize a book fair from March 1 to 31. If approved from there, we will start arranging stalls. ‘