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Amar Ekushey book fair and thoughts for cultural thrive

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MNA Editorial Desk: 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. This fair is a tremendous platform to bring the publishers, writers and readers together. This is all about books and booklovers. It has become endemic to our culture while holding the ideal of our language movement of 1952. This month-long book fair is not only intended to interest people on books rather it is to familiarize the young generations of Bangladesh with the ideals of ...

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Amar Ekushey Book Fair sets sail

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MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair, a yearly event for booklovers and publishers, began at the premise of Bangla Academy and adjoining Suhrawardy Udyan in the city on Friday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the book fair in the afternoon, reports UNB. Two foreign guests — Indian poet Shankha Ghosh and Egyptian writer and poet Mohsin Al Arishi – spoke at opening ceremony as distinguished foreign guests. Due to the illness and as advised by doctors, the speech of Shankha Ghosh was read out by Ramendu Majumder. State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid attended ...

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Ekushey Book Fair witnessed huge crowd

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MNA Culture Desk: The Amar Ekushey Book Fair witnessed a huge crowd on Wednesday, the Language Martyrs’ Day and the International Mother Language Day. People were seen thronging the fair from the morning after it opened today at 8am. The book fair which usually runs from3 pm to 8:30 pmevery day except for holidays opened in the morning today marking Amar Ekushey. With the rolling of time, the crowd turned bigger. Although the crowd decreased a little at noon, the rush grew thicker again in the afternoon. After paying homage to the Language Movement martyrs at the Central Shaheed Minar, ...

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Amar Ekushey Granthamela: The Spirit of Bengali Nationalism

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MNA Editorial Desk: The much-awaited month-long book fair “Amar Ekushey Granthamela” begins on the Bangla Academy premises and extending into the Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the fair and a four-day international literature conference which was attended by prominent litterateurs from Austria, Germany, Puerto Rico, Malaysia, Russia, China and India. The fair will remain open for 30 more minutes daily than the previous years. It will remain open for all from 3:00pm to 8:30pm on workdays, 11:00am to 8:30pm on holidays, and 8:00am to 8:30pm on February 21. This year, Bangla Academy and 409 publishing houses ...

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Nomination proposals for Ekushey Padak 2017

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MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: The government has wanted nomination proposals for Ekushey Padak 2017 from all ministries, public university authorities, institutions and the recipients of Swadhinata Padak and Ekushey Padak. They have been urged to send their nomination proposals to the cultural affairs ministry by 1 November next. “As in other years, the government as per the Ekushey Padak rules has taken an initiative to award individuals (alive/dead), groups and institutions in 2017 for their outstanding contributions to the Language Movement, art and culture (in all sectors, including music, dance, acting and art) the liberation war, journalism, research, education, ...

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