Book fair sees weekend crowd
The long queue from Dhaka Gate to Bangla Academy was moving at a snail’s pace. People were asking those in front of them to move quickly. They were headed towards the Amar Ekushey Granthamela 2016. With the end of the month-long fair approaching, more and more people were thronging the..
Fair offers books for travellers
Travellers often find themselves in trouble while visiting new areas because of lack knowledge on tourist spots. That’s why to support travelers fair is offering books for travelers visiting Bangladesh. This is also true for Bangladeshis visiting a district for the first time. For avid travellers, “64 Zela Bhraman” (travelling..
Poet Nazrul’s works in 2 more tongues
The Nazrul Institute yesterday launched two Portuguese and Spanish translations of literary works of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam at its auditorium in the capital. The Portuguese translation titled “Nazrul: Prosa e Poesia Selecionados” by Portuguese writer Ana Rita Baptista Rodrigues Jacinto contains a total of 78 poems, songs and..
Ekushey Boi Mela starts in Ctg Wednesday
A 13-day long book fair on the occasion of International Mother Language Day-2016 will begin at Muslim Institute Hall and its surrounding areas from February 17. Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) on the occasion of immortal Ekhushey will also accord Ekhushey Memorial Award to seven distinguished individuals including a journalist on..
Ekushey book fair touched with spring
Yellow, the colour of spring in Bangladesh, touched the Ekushey book fair at Bangla Academy in the city today, the first of the Bengali month of Falgun. Women, children and people from different strata floored the areas around the book fair, including Suhrawardi Udyan, Ramna Park, Shilpakala Academy and Shaheed..
Unfinished Memories of Bangabandhu great source of learning for children: Radwan
Radwan Mujib Siddiq today said the Unfinished Memoirs of Bangabandhu is a great source of learning for all particularly children. Siddiq, grandson of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and son of Sheikh Rehana, younger sister of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said this while unveiling the publication of..
Children’s literature: Big on quantity, low on quality
A large part of the vast array in children’s literature available at the Ekushay Book Fair are of very poor quality, both in terms of content and publication, observed renowned authors of children’s books and educationists. They however praised the growth in science fiction literature and comic books in the..
SSJ announces 14-day programme marking Ekushey
Marking the month of Amar Ekushey, Sammilito Sangskritik Jote (SSJ) is holding a 14-day programme at Central Shaheed Minar in the capital. The inauguration ceremony of the event took place at Shaheed Minar premises on February 7 evening. Language Movement veterans Justice Qazi Ebadul Haq, Professor Dr. Sharifa Khatun, Professor..
16 to get Ekushey Padak
Sixteen eminent personalities have been named as recipients of the Ekushey Padak 2016 in recognition of outstanding contribution in their respective fields. The recipients are justice Kazi Ebadul Haque, Sayed Haider, late Syed Golam Kibria (posthumous), Jashimuddin Ahmed for their contributions in language movement, Begum Jahanara Ahmed in arts (television..
Children find reason to go to book fair
Bangladeshi comics are becoming popular day by day and emerging as a potential competitor of American and Indian comics among children and teenagers. Children and youths yesterday at the Ekushey book fair swarmed around Panjeree Publications Ltd and Dhaka Comics to buy comics of their favourite characters. Panjeree Publications has..
Book fair walkways being increased, dust doused
Bangla Academy will lengthen and widen brick walkways at the Suhrawardy Udyan section of Amar Ekushey Granthamela 2016, set up on some 5 lakh square feet of area including the academy, to ease visitors’ movement. Besides, water will be sprayed there to reduce dust for public comfort, said Bangla Academy..
75 new books hit Book Fair
Some 75 new books hit the Amar Ekhusey Book Fair on the 8th day of the show on Monday. The new books include 19 novels, two on story, five on article, five on poetry, two on research, seven children literature, three autobiographies, one on liberation war, two sciences, three on..
Bookworms seen browsing through pages of different books
Bookworms had seen browsing through pages of different books at a stall of the Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela that witnessed a huge gathering on Sunday. The month-long book fair, being hosted on the premises of the capital’s Bangla Academy premises, is drawing a greater number of crowds with the passing..
Bangla books for Manhattan Bangla-Cultural School
Bangladesh Consul General Md Shameem Ahsan donated sets of Bangla books (class I to V) to Manhattan Bangla-Cultural School in New York on January 30, says a press release. The books were published by the National Curriculum and Textbook Board, Bangladesh. The school was established recently to help children of..
NCTB’s books distributed to Manhattan Bangla School
Bangladesh Consulate General in New York donated few sets of books (class 1 to V) to Manhattan Bangla Cultural School in New York, the USA recently. Bangladesh Consul General in New York Md. Shameem Ahsan handed over the books published by National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB), Dhaka to jubilant..
Take Bangla literature to the world: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday reiterated her call for extensive and quality translation of classical and popular books of Bengali literature into other languages to reach out to world readers. “I always put emphasis on translation of Bengali literary works into other languages and vice versa so that we can..
PM gives Sahitya Purashkar to 11 Person
The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Monday handed over the prestigious Bangla Academy Sahitya Purashkar to 11 personalities in recognition of their contributions to their respective fields. The recipients are Altaf Hossain (poetry), Shaheen Akhtar (fiction), Abul Momen and Atiur Rahman (jointly for essay), Maniruzzaman (research), Abdus Selim (translation), Tajul..
Ekush E-Book to bring Bengali literary works under people’s grasp: Inu
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu yesterday said country’s maiden electronic book “Ekush E-Book” will bring the best Bengali literary works under the grasp of people. The minister came up with the observations while unveiling the e-book at Midas Center in city’s Dhanmandi this evening. The function was attended by Cultural..
Special security for writers and bloggers: Book Fair
The Dhaka Metropolitan Police ensured that they will provide “special security” for writers, bloggers and visitors at the Ekushey Book Fair, if the ask for it, said today. DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said this at a press briefing on the security measures chalked out for the month-long book fair that..