Amar Ekushey Book Fair deferred to Feb 2
Published : Sunday, 19 January, 2020 at 5:23 PM Count : 711
The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2020 will begin on February 2 due to shifting of elections to Dhaka's two city corporations elections.
The election to Dhaka North City Corporation and Dhaka South City Corporation was scheduled to be held on January 30. But, The Election Commission has decided to defer the city polls to February 1 following the demand by different groups as the date coincide with Saraswati Puja.
Habibullah Siraji, director general of Bangla Academy, confirmed the matter.
He said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the book fair at 3 pm on February 2.