Inu for not distorting Bengali words
03 February 2015, Nirapad News: The Omor Ekushey Grantha Mela has reinvented itself, this year. The change is evident not only in the decoration and spacing of stalls but also in form.
Space allocated for the fair is twice the size of last year. The stalls are also adequately set apart creating vistas of open space.
This year pavilions have been allocated to 14 publishers and their aesthetic decoration have pleased the visitors.
There was significant turn out of visitors on the second day of the Fair, today.
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, visited the Fair today to inaugurated the Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU) stall.
After the inauguration, he appealed to the jockeys and program conductors of radios and televisions to avoid distorted pronunciation of Bengali words.
He also said that five occasions: The Ekushey February morning march, Ekushey Book Fair, functions of Independence Day, Victory Day Celebrations and Bengali New Year and Festival – created the national identity.
The minister added that as long as the festivities and enthusiasts remain foreign conspiracies, militancy and arsonists would fail.
Five books came to the Fair today. They included a book of poems by Gultekin, the first wife of Celebrated Novelist Humayun Ahmed. The book “Ajo, Keu Hatey Abiram” is the first book by the writer.
There is also another book on the “Bhawal kings” written by Journalist Ataur Rahman.
Besides, there was a session in the afternoon to celebrate the diamond jubilee of the Bangla Academy.
The speakers said from a limited periphery, at its inception, Bangla Academy had become a national institution that publishes books, organizes fairs and an integral part of our cultural movement.