Come February and it’s time for the ages continued Ekushey Book Fair. The fair has become a attribute of our civic character and accordingly affiliated to our culture. Understan-dably, novelists, poets, writers, intellectuals, educationists, and in actuality all artistic bodies agilely anticipate the event.
Amar Ekushey Boi Mela 2011 begins today at the Bangla Academy bounds in the city, commemorating the martyrs of the Accent Movement, 1952.
Bangla Academy Director General Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan said, “I accede Ekushey Book Fair as one of the above cultural festivals of our country. It generates accumulation absorption in Bengali abstract and assembles writers, readers, intellectuals, amusing and cultural activists. I accept the fair has played a key role in the arcane and cultural book over the years in our country. It has become a attribute of nationalism, auspicious a adventurous attitude adjoin superstition, communalism and ignorance.
“For this year’s fair we accept taken a cardinal of accomplish which should be accessible for our publishers, writers and readers. A absolute of 522 stalls accept been allocated amid 290 organisations. Apart from advertisement houses, several autonomous organisations, government and non-government organisations and media houses will participate in the fair. We apprehend the
fair area to be automated this year. We accept concentrated on able administration of stalls.
“I’ve empiric that abounding publishers accept no absorption in arcane translations and research- aggressive books. So the Bangla Academy ascendancy has accustomed added absorption to these accurate genres.
“During the month, the capital assignment of the academy is to conduct analysis on Bangla language, culture, history and broadcast fictional, arcane and research-based works. The Bangla Academy Accolade is advised one of the best celebrated in our country. The accolade is conferred every year.”
Murshid Anwar, Deputy Director, Bangla Academy said, “On the break of the Boi Mela, Bangla Academy has already appear over 80 new books in altered categories. As in antecedent years, a appropriate account blue-blooded ‘Protidiner Boimela’ will be appear circadian over the month.
“Different places of the mela bounds accept been called afterwards actual personalities like Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Dhirendranath Dutta, Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad and Begum Rokeya. Appropriate corners for little magazines and children’s abstract accept additionally been allotted. Seminar on altered capacity will be captivated circadian throughout the month.”
“This year, we will bless the 150th bearing ceremony of Rabindranath Tagore. On the occasion, we are activity to booty a cardinal of initiatives, including book publications and cultural programmes on the abundant bard. Honoring the addition of Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam to Bangla literature, the academy has assertively to install two life-sized sculptures of the poets at the access of the Academy.”