The joy that the book fair finally brought to the field was among the spectators who came to the fair, in all of us. Amar Ekushey Book Fair opened the door with the inauguration of the Prime Minister after cutting off the wave of hope and despair over whether the fair would be held or not.
In the memory of the language martyrs, the bright light of the Freedom Pillar in the Suhrawardy Udyan, which is associated with the memory of the Liberation War, spread a different inspiration in the premises of the book fair, in the minds of the people. The intoxicating month of smelling new books came back in the life of Bengalis. The fair of Bengali life ‘Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2022’ has started.
This year’s book fair is being held on the premises of Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan in an area of about 6 lakh square feet.
The book fair has started late to deal with the third wave of coronavirus infection. Book lovers have begun coming to their favorite Fair in the afternoon at the beginning of spring, and young people are coming to buy books or chat with their loved ones.
The tendency to follow hygiene rules at the fair is much less. Therefore, the fair authorities have urged visitors and book lovers to come to the fair in compliance with the hygiene rules to prevent corona infection.
It can be seen in the fair premises; people of different ages have gathered. Many came again to buy books, and they also collected books on this day. The fair is a bit tidy on the second day after overcoming the chaotic situation of the first day. However, it may take a few more days to recover fully.
Member Secretary of the Book Fair Management Committee in the context of the mess Jalal Ahmed told that some Hategona companies have not yet set up their stalls and pavilions. But we are not blaming them for this. Because this time, they have only one week to build booths and pavilions. I hope the fair will be completed by today. Hopefully, many readers and book lovers have flocked to this fair from the very beginning. If all goes well, this will be a very successful fair.
The fair will start every day at 2 pm. It will continue till 9 pm. No one will be able to enter after 8:30 pm. You have to enter the book fair following the health rules. No one will be allowed to enter the fair without a face mask. In addition, new entrances have been made to the Institute of Engineers since last year. And there is parking for cars and motorcycles. As a result, everyone can come to the fair with ease.