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Ekushey Book Fair extended by two days

  • The fair to continue till Saturday 
  • PM grants special permission
Update : 28 Feb 2024, 02:50 PM

Amar Ekushey Book Fair-2024 has been extended by two days following an application of the Bangladesh Publishers and Booksellers Association.

Mohammad Nurul Huda, director general of Bangla Academy, confirmed the matter on Tuesday night.

The fair will continue till Saturday, with special permission granted by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, he said.

He also said the premier gave her approval to extend the fair in response to publishers' request.

The fair was supposed to end on Thursday.

A formal letter on the time extension will be issued on Wednesday, said the DG.

Nurul Huda also made an annoucement  about the time extension on the mike of the fair. 

Earlier, Secretary of the Ministry of Culture Khalil Ahmad told media: "Today the prime minister has approved the extension of the fair by two days. We are informing the fair management committee about it now. They will make an announcement on the mike of the fair and the official notification will be issued on Wednesday."

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