Bangladesh participating in Kolkata book fair

Bangladesh will participate in a book fair at Kolkata. Bangladesh has a good cultural transaction with Kolkata. Because, language in bothe place is same.
Bangladesh Jadughar`, a cornered niche at the sprawling Milan Mela ground near the city`s eastern bypass to showcase the creative publications at the 35th International Book Fair, is now on.
The Bangladesh pavilion, housed in the replica of Dhaka`s National Museum, was inaugurated by the Bangladesh High Commissioner A. Karim here Wednesday evening.

The High Commissioner, who arrived Kolkata from Delhi on
Wednesday, went around the pavilion and talked to the
participating publishers and stall holders after the inaugural
function.

The 13-day book fair concluding on Feb. 6, will be
highlighted by the `Bangladesh Day` to be held on Feb. 5.

Dignitaries from both Bangladesh and West Bengal will
participate in the afternoon function.

Among the participants are Samsuzzaman Khan, Director General
Dhaka Bangla Academy, and Litterateur Rashid Haidar from
Bangladesh and Prof. Karunasindhu Das of Rabindra Bharati
University, Kolkata.

The attraction of the Bangladesh Day will be a lively
discussion on `Bangladeshe Rabindranath` quite befitting on the
150th birth anniversary of the great poet, who inspired people of
both Bengals in their struggling days.

All together there are 23 book stalls besides a library, a
cornered niche for Bangla Academy and Shilpakala Academy, more to
inform and apprise the visitors of the creative mind of
Bangladesh.

KOLKATA, Jan 27 (BSS)

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