Ekushey Book Fair to stay open longer till Feb 28
26 February 2015, Nirapad News: Ekushey Book Fair will stay more time every day for the rest of this month. Bangla Academy on Wednesday evening announced that the fair would stay open from 2 pm to 9 pm until Feb 28 (last day of fair).
The media statement, signed by Academy Deputy Director Murshid Uddin Ahmed, also said the fair would open on Friday and Saturday, the last two days, from 11am and close at 9pm.
The publishers had pleaded with the authorities to extend the fair by several days, saying they had faced losses due to the ongoing nationwide transport blockade and shutdowns. However, the Academy did not agree to the publishers’ demand.
Bangla Academy Director Md Hasan Kabir also told the press that the fair would end on Feb 28.