Chittagong City Mayor Bir Muktijoddha Rezaul Karim Chowdhury inaugurated the Amar Ekushey Book Fair organized by Chittagong City Corporation (CHASIC) at the CRB.
The 23-day fair, which began on Friday, will end on March 2. In the speech of the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the fair, Mayor Rezaul said, twenty-one is the source of our consciousness. Let it be our oath that we will move forward with the spirit of Ekush.
Calling the readers to come to the book fair, the mayor said, readers come to the fair Bring your new generation too Give books to children to build a drug-free, poverty-free society
Chittagong Metropolitan Police Commissioner Krishna Pad Roy said in the speech of the special guest, our history and tradition are connected with the book fair. We will strive for the security of the fair to make the book fair a success.
Deputy Commissioner Abul Basar Mohammad Fakhruzzaman said in the speech of the special guest, if any special land suitable for the book fair is found, there will be permanent allocation for various events including the book fair.
In the speech of the special guest, General Manager of Bangladesh Railway (Eastern Zone) Mohammad Nazmul Islam thanked Chittagong City Mayor Rezaul and all concerned for organizing the fair.
Chasik chief executive officer Sheikh Muhammad Tauhidul Islam presided over the ceremony, brave freedom fighter Mozaffar Ahmed, Chittagong Metropolitan Police Deputy Police Commissioner Mohammad Mostafizur Rahman, panel mayor Ghiyas Uddin, Afroza Kalam, president of Chasik education standing committee councilor Dr. Councilors including Nishar Uddin Ahmed Manju, Secretary Khaled Mahmud, Mayor’s Private Secretary and Chief Education Officer Muhammad Abul Hashem, Heads of Departments and Branches and Chasik Deputy Secretary Asheke Rasul Tipu, Creative Publications Council President Shahabuddin Babu, General Secretary Ali Prayas were present.
Rabindra Utsav, Nazrul Utsav, Lok Utsav, Mirmi Utsav, Spring Utsav, Youth Festival, Ethnic Utsav, Children’s Festival, Writers’ Gathering, Youth Utsav, Women’s Utsav, Chatgaon Utsav, Liberation War Utsav, Professional Gatherings, Poetry Recitation and Rhymes will be held during the 23 days of this event. Festivals, short films and photo exhibitions, quiz competitions, painting and cultural competitions, felicitations, awards and literary awards.
Collection of photographs in struggle and movement at the fair
The covers of two books “Sheikh Hasina in Gaurav Gatha” and “69 to 71” were unveiled.