PM’s collection of essays unveiled at Ekushey Book Fair
Tribune Online Report

A collection of selected essays, ranging from Bangladesh’s political discourse to social reform, by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was unveiled at the opening ceremony of this year’s edition of Ekushey Book Fair on Wednesday.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates 2017 edition of Ekushey Book Fair at the Bangla Academy premises 
    Photo- PID

The book titled “Nirbachito Probondho,” published by Agami Prokashani, is a compilation of 13 essays published in various platforms in different times.

During the unveiling programme, the premier called upon the students to read more books in order to enlighten themselves and to know the world around them.

Hasina said: “The practice of literature would prevent the young minds from stepping into the wrong path and bring back the strayed to the right track.

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“Reading books becomes a habit if the practice begins in childhood.”

After that, she launched a four-day International Literature Conference 2017 and handed over prizes among the winners of 'Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroshkar 2016.'

Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor presided over the function, while Director General of Bangla Academy Shamsuzzaman Khan delivered the welcome address.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visits some pavilions of the 2017 Eikushey Book Fair at the Bangla Academy premises on Wednesday PID

Professor Dong You Chen, a Chinese researcher and translator on Rabindranath Tagore's works, Austrian Menfred Kebo, Luz Maria Lopez from Puerto Rica, German writer Tobaias Burghardt and Indian essayist Chinmoy Guha were present at the inaugural function as guests of honour.

Speaker of Jatiya Sangsad Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, cabinet members, PM's advisers, noted writers, researchers, poets and publishers and fellows of Bangla Academy joined the function.

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