Sarowar morshed chowdhury presided over the book fair function on thursday. Amar ekushey book fair 2020 pleasant experience require to protect a culture published. It became a cultural festival of bangladeshi nation after language. To mark the amar ekushey, district administration arranged a discussion meeting at old stadium with d. Science 1972, ekushey book fair or amar ekushey granthamela has. In 1909, basanta ranjan roy bidvatballava retrieved the punthi manuscript of sri krishna kirtana from a shelf in the cowshed of debendranath mukhopadhyay, a resident of kankilya village, bankura. Dhaka international book fair dibf is a platform for all book loving people from across the world. The amar ekushey book fair witnessed an enormous crowd on friday, the language martyrs day and also the international mother language day, reports unb. This book is the history of the mughal empire and the tales of mughal emperors for 332 years. The cupertino, californiabased company is working on new airpods with noisecancellation and water resistance, bloomberg reports, citing sources who. This book fair is organized by the government in december every year. Prime minister sheikh hasina inaugurated the book fair with a record number of participation of 499. In 1984, a guideline was made and the first ever amar ekushe boi mela was held, he added. Like every monumental event of every other country, ekushey february has deep roots dated back in its history.
Published on feb 24, 2007 on the eve of amaar ekushey 21st february and international language day, the bangla academy organizes every year monthlong book fair. Ekushey book fair defers for the first time bangladesh post. The annual ekushey book fair, for the first time in its history, will begin on february 2, instead of february 1, this year. Chittaranjan saha was born in 1927 in the noakhali district. It was named amar ekushey granthamela and a guideline was formulated in 1984. Everyday at the book fair, many discussions and cultural programs take place. Member secretary of the fair organising committee dr jalal ahmed confirmed this to media. Onlookers gather at the site where a man was killed in a shootout with police in manila, philippines early october 21, 2016. It starts on 1 st february every year and continues throughout the month.
The ekushey book fair or omor ekushey grontho mela bengali. Chittaranjan saha of muktodhara took the initiative. Immortal book fair of the twentyfirstof february omor ekuse grontho mela, popularly known as ekushey boi mela bengali. With a rich history of intellectual stimulation through book fair including the longest one, amar ekushey book fair, dibf is taking it to an international level. Member secretary of the fair organising committee dr. The fair used to go up until the 21st of february for many years. The book fair aims to bridge cultures and create synergies by increasing synergies. From ekushey book fair to ekushe academy it all started on february 21 in 1999 when mishook publication, a local importer of bangla language books for the expatriate readers of the bangladeshi community in sydney had arranged a book fair and cultural program for the first time in sydneys ashfield heritage park. Prime minister sheikh hasina inaugurated the amar ekushey book fair on the academy premises around 3pm today. The main objective of the fair is to promote bangali.
It takes place over the entire month of february every year, and is devoted to the martyrs who died on 21 february 1952 in a demonstration calling for recognition of bengali as. The book fair had been the main congregation of authors and readers in bangladesh, and a festival that cherished freedom of expression and diversity of opinion. The ekushey book fair is the single most important literary event in bangladeshi culture that has a proud history going back to the bangla language movement of 1952. Four recipients of this years bangla academy literary award pose with prime minister sheikh hasina and other dignitaries at the inaugural ceremony of the monthlong amar ekushey book fair. The amar ekushey book fair witnessed a huge crowd on friday, the language martyrs day and also the international mother language day. Every year, much of the city population observes this day by paying their respects for language martyrs at the central shaheed minar, and later attending the ekushey boi mela amid friends, families, and fellow book lovers. From 8am in the morning, people from all walks of life started converging on the bangla academy premises and suhrawardy udyan. Particularly another national book fair called dhaka boi mela. About ekushey book fair bangabandhu international book fair. My love of books makes this an event that i eagerly wait for every year. Ekushey boi mela ekushey book fair for ekushey february. The programs talk about the importance of the language movement along with the countrys art and culture. Ekushey book fair draws huge crowd463966 daily sun. A lot of new books are published on this occasion and people visit the fair to collect the books of their favorite writers.
Little by little it became official and the most accepted book fair in bangladesh. At the beginning of the 2nd volume of mughalnama, published from ahmed publishing house, the young historian mahmudur rahman confesses to the reader that he is not going to present a typical history book while he would like to invite a journey to explore the heights and depths of the great mughal empire with him. Omor ekushey boi mela book fair in february will be arranged by bangla academy. A few publishers are still taking last minute preparations decorating their stalls. The fair turns into a great festival for the book lovers and cultural activists. Visitors at ekushey book fair decline dhaka tribune. Another significant part of the amor ekushey, 21 february, is the monthlong amor ekushey book fair. This event is devoted to the martyrs who died on 21 st february in 1952.
Prime minister sheikh hasina inaugurated the traditional book fair on the bangla academy premises. Apple is about to pump up the volume on its audiodevice strategy, planning higherend airpods, a new homepod and studioquality overear headphones for as early as next year, according to people familiar with the matter. The fair began informally in 1972 at bangla academy premises. The book fair gates opened at 8am in the morning, expecting huge crowds of visitors, back from paying their respects at the. It takes place over the entire month of february every year, and is devoted to the martyrs who died on 21 february 1952 in a demonstration calling for recognition. It was merely two months after the birth of bangladesh in 1972.
But, due to the demand of the sellers, buyers and visitors, the fair is prolonged for the whole month of the february. This fair is one of the most prominent book fair in bangladesh, apart from amar ekushey bookstella. The monthlong ekushey book fair, the biggest annual gathering of publishers, poets, writers, readers and booklovers in the country, opened on the bangla academy premises and its adjoining suhrawardy udyan in dhaka on friday. This fair is a tremendous platform to bring the publishers, writers and readers together. She says, i love coming to the ekushey book fair every year.
And that is as it should be, for in recent years the publications that have come before us in the season when we observe the anniversary of the struggle for. Check out great deals on things to do from kids activities to nightlife. Prime minister sheikh hasina will formally inaugurate the book fair on february 2. Notably in 1990s, another national book fair called dhaka international book fair was initiated. The amar ekushey boi mela has an emotional and cultural attachment to the people of bangladesh. The fair turns into a great festival for the book lovers and. But the f we are talking here is the ekushey boi mela held in the bangla academy premises in the month of february in the memory of the martyrs for the language movement.
The pioneer behind ekushey book fair the daily star. Media in category ekushey book fair the following 20 files are in this category, out of 20 total. Two visitors at a stall in amar ekushey book fair on monday. On the second day of the amar ekushey book fair, almost all the stalls are ready to welcome book lovers. This year the dhaka university central students union ducsu has set up a stall for the first time in its history, claimed their sales executive. Discover fun activities and huge discounts in your city with ekushey book fair. Held every february, it is dedicated to the martyrs of 21st february 1952 who sacrificed their lives during a demonstration, calling for the establishment of the bengali language as the state language of former united pakistan. People were seen waiting in long queues from shaheed mianr, doel chattar, tsc, and shahbagh to bangla academy entrance to enter the main fair venue. Dec 19, 2015 to promote the sale of books, every year. In 1978, the academy officially took the responsibility of organizing the book fair every year. So it will take place bangla academy premises and suhrawardi udyan. The young researcher mahmudur traces the history of the greatest empire from its foundation in the early 1500s through its control at the indian subcontinent and its termination in the 1700s. A worker holds wicks, which are used to make firecrackers, to dry at a factory ahead of diwali, the hindu festival of lights, on the outskirts of ahmedabad, india october 21, 2016.
Amar ekushey book fair, one of the greatest yearly events of bangladesh, has returned to millions of readers again this year and will be open for all throughout the month of february. In 1979, bangladesh pustok prokashok o bikreta samiti in collaboration with the bangla academy authority organised a book fair in the bangla academy courtyard. Bangla academy received over union of the fair in 1978. This book fair is prepared by government in february every year. The ekushey book fair or amor ekushey grantha mela is the main book fair for bangladesh. Ekushey boi mela ekushey book fair for ekushey february 2020 episode 11. Amar ekushey book fair 2020 in a nutshell the business standard. It was a display calling for the concern of bengali as one of the national language of bangladesh. This years edition of the fair, the largest of its kind in bangladesh, concluded on saturday drawing a huge crowd throughout february and seeing a record number of books. As 21st february is our mother language day, the book fair named ekushey boi mela is held in bangla academy on february is the most important and popular book fair of our country. Muktodhara publishing house started a little sale in front of bangla academy in the 21 february 1972, the shaheed day, later international mother language day. Thousands of people are rushing everyday to this fair. The honorable prime minister sheikh hasina visiting the bangla academy stall in amar ekushey book fair.
Individuals were seen standing in long queues from shaheed mianr, doel chattar, tsc, and shahbagh to bangla academy access to enter the main fair venue. Ekushey book fair or amor ekushey grontho mela book fair of the. Book fair a book fair is a fair for selling and displaying books on various subjects. Every year, the fair launches a host of books by various authors, both up and coming authors as well the established names. However, publishers said the sales of poetry books are not good. Introduction 2 history history of ekushey 2 history of ekushey book fair 3 importance of the fair 4 description of the fair structure 5 contributors 5 visitors 6 books 7 problems of the fair 8 conclusion 9 references 10 introduction. This years edition of the fair, the largest of its kind in bangladesh, concluded on saturday drawing a huge crowd throughout february and seeing a record number of books launched. The total sale of books has increased by tk 24 crore than the previous year, which is the highest in the countrys history. Every year, the fair launches a host of books by various authors, both up and coming authors as. This year, it is reported that about 4,000 new books will be unveiled in the fair, while the number was 3,334 last year.
It takes place over whole month of february each year, and. This monthlong book fair is organized by government in january every year. About the fair bangabandhu international book fair. The monthlong amar ekushey book fair ended on saturday with arrival. Muktodhara publishing house started a little sale in front of bangla academy in the 21st february 1972, the shaheed day, later international mother language day.
The ekushey book fair or amar ekushe grantha mela bengali. The ekushey book fair or amar ekushe grantha mela popularly known as ekushey boi mela bengali. Behind this fair, it has a prominent history of our language martyrs. The ekushey book fair in dhaka commemorates the 1952 language movement and remains one of the most cherished.
The ekushey book fair also known as amar ekushe grantha mela. The ekushey book fair has become one of the major cultural festivals for the bangalis, a way to celebrate the rich and varied literature that our bengali language boasts. A lot of new books are published on this occasion and people visit the fair to collect the books of their favourite writers. Since the punthi was found shorn of its pages including the opening and ending ones, its original name could not be ascertained.
Introduction 2 history history of ekushey 2 history of ekushey book fair 3 importance of the fair 4 description of the fair. The countrys first national book center was the national book center in independent bangladesh, and the fair was held 1972 from 20 december, to 27 december in bangla academy the fair was sitting in the courtyard. According to bangla academy, poetry books are dominating the fair. A book fair is usually arranged on the important days of a year. Amar ekushey book fair begins18890 national kalerkantho.
Notably, in 1990s, another national book fair called dhaka boi mela was initiated. The curtain of the monthlong ekushey book fair has come down with thousands of book lovers cramming into the fair on tuesday. Amar ekushey book fair is organized by bangla academy 1955, a national. Although ekushey boi mela started merely as a book fair, it has evolved into a national cultural festival reflecting the cultural spirit of the modern bengali nation. It takes place for the whole february month in dhaka. Amar ekushey book fair is organized by bangla academy 1955, a national institute of arts and letters. Ekushey book fair is generally revered as the biggest festival for books, but these new corners and exhibits really added more value to the fair, said tanbir hasan shaikat, a member of dhaka. Ekushey book fair is a grand fair of books which is organised by the bangla academy every year in february, the month of language movement. As many as 2,194 books hit the amar ekushey book fair in the last 14. Ekushey book fair or amor ekushey grontho mela book fair of the immortal 21st, commonly known as ekushey boi mela book fair of the 21st, is the national book fair of bangladesh. Ekushey book fair is now a popular festival in the life of bangladeshi people. More than two thousand books released in ekushey book fair.
In addition i want to inform you that amar ekushey book fair is our. Feb 24, 2007 on the eve of amaar ekushey 21st february and international language day, the bangla academy organizes every year monthlong book fair. In addition to the publishing houses of bangladesh, publishing companies from eight countries took part in the fair. Ekushey book fair is now a popular festival in the life of people. As many as 2,194 books hit the amar ekushey book fair in the last 14 days till saturday. Apr 02, 2020 the ekushey book fair has become one of the major cultural festivals for the bangalis, a way to celebrate the rich and varied literature that our bengali language boasts. K anis ahmed on the murdered writers of bangladesh. The amar ekushey book fair 2020 witnessed a huge crowd on friday centering the martyrs day and international mother language day.712 682 623 1357 1553 401 365 57 441 1361 569 1499 1340 1091 801 137 1523 241 107 736 679 177 1505 482 445 597 547 118 376 1168 1157 286 967 501 661 311