Reading of books is the only way to sustain the development efforts of Bangladesh and build a 'knowledge-based society and nation', said the Ambassador.
She was addressing the inaugural session of a book fair organized by the Embassy of Bangladesh in Seoul to commemorate the month of Victory of Bangladesh in Seoul. It was followed by a cultural programme.
The event was the first of its kind which was held at the 'Bangabandhu Memorial Library' of the Embassy premise, said a PID handout.
The Ambassador also urged the expatriate Bangladeshis living in Korea to encourage their children to read Bangla books and learn about the diversity and richness of Bangla literature.
A wide range of books starting from literature, fiction, children novel, Bangladesh's Liberation War, poem, socioeconomic development of Bangladesh were displayed during the fair.
The evening programme began by reading out a few paragraphs from the 'Unfinished Memoir' of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
A significant number of Koreans, as well as expatriate Bangladeshis, actively participated in the recitations of poems and patriotic songs.
The most attractive part was singing of Bangla song by the Koreans and it was highly appreciated by the expatriate Bangladeshis present there.
The audience commended the Embassy for arranging such a unique event in the month of Victory of Bangladesh.
It is anticipated that the way history of the Liberation War and its significance were presented at the programme, it will further encourage the expatriate Bangladeshis to come forward to participate in the socio-economic development of the motherland.