Published:  01:18 AM, 12 February 2019

Ekushey Book Fair gains momentum

Amar Ekushey Book Fair wore a festive look today as thousands of enthusiastic booklovers turned the venue of the month-long event into an animated occasion with visitors looking for their favorite books.

Hundreds of children crowded the 'Shishu Prahar', adding joyful cheers and festivity to the fair. Bangla Academy has organized 'Shishu Chattar' this year where children along with guardians enjoy 'Shishu Prahar (children time)' during the fair. The number of booklovers increased manifold in the afternoon, reports BSS.

Unveiling a new book at the fair, State Minister Civil Aviation and Tourism Mahbub Ali said it is his pleasure to see a huge number of people gathered here to listen lectures with rapt attention on books. "Seeing the people's love for books, I am very happy," he added.

A total of 90 new books hit the fair today, increasing the number to 1,340 in 10 days. The book fair remains open for all till February 28.

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