Amar Ekushey Book Fair to end today
Published: 03:38 PM, 12 April 2021
Amar Ekushey Book Fair will be curtained down today; Photo: Daily Bangladesh
Within a few hours, the Amar Ekushey Book Fair will be curtained down on Monday at 5:00 pm.
The 28-day fair is being reduced to 26 days to avoid the prevalence of Covid-19.
According to the Public Relations Department of Bangla Academy, today (Monday) is the last day of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair. The fair will start as usual at 12:00 pm and will continue till 5:00 pm.
The book fair started on March 16 with the consent of the Prime Minister after overcoming various adversities in the pandemic situation. But before the start of the fair, the COVID outbreak in the country was on the rise. Like everything else, its impact was felt on the book fair. After that, as the virus continues to grow, the fair time was changed in two stages. As a result, the book fair became buyer-less this year.
With the announcement of the latest strict lockdown, it was decided to reduce the fair time by two more days and end the fair on Monday.