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22 February, 2018 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 22 February, 2018 01:15:03 AM
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Book Fair abuzz with visitors

UNB
Book Fair abuzz with visitors

The Amar Ekushey Book Fair witnessed a huge crowd yesterday, the Language Martyrs' Day and the International Mother Language Day, reports UNB.

People were seen thronging the fair from the morning after it opened yesterday at 8am. The book fair which usually runs from3 pm to 8:30 pm every day except for holidays opened in the morning that day 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, people flocked to the book fair with friends and family members.

Visitors were seen standing in long queues at the entry gates of the book fair being held on the Bangla Academy premises and at nearby Suhrawardy Udyan.

People of all ages, especially students and parents with their children, were found browsing through books at different stalls.

Mahfuza, from Dhanmondi, who brought her 10 year-old-son along with her, said Amar Ekushey has a special significance for the country and its people and the new generation needs to be introduced with the history.

"We went to the Shaheed Minar in the morning and paid tributes to the martyrs by placing wreaths there. Now, I've brought my son to the fair to see the books and learn more about the Language Movement and know the history," she said, adding that this is how children learn about their roots. On the other hand, many people, who live far from the book fair venue and who cannot visit the fair in working days, took the chance to pay tributes to the martyrs and visit the fair on the national holiday.

 

 

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