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8th BD book fair in Kolkata from Nov 2

8th BD book fair in Kolkata from Nov 2

The 8th Bangladesh book fair-2018 will be held in Kolkata on November 2. The fair will continue till November 11. Finance Minister Abul Mal Abdul Muhith will inaugurate the fair at Mohorkunja in Kolkata. Academic and Creative Publishers Association of Bangladesh will organise the fair in collaboration of the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) under the supervision of Bangladesh deputy high commission in Kolkata. A total of sixty Bangladeshi publishers' organizations will participate in the fair. Nearly 50 publishers will join the fair. A few Bangladeshi writers and researchers will also join the fair. Khandoker Monirul Islam, Executive Director (in- charge) of Bangladesh Gyan and Srijonshil Publisher Association, told this to BSS Tuesday. He said Power Minister of the West Bengal Government Shovon Dev Chatterjee, Member of Kolkata Municipality Debashish Kumar and former Bangla Academy Director General Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan will attend as the guests of honour at the inaugural ceremony of the fair. Besides, Bangladeshi writer and researcher Professor Dr Ratan Siddiqui and Publisher and Editor of Kolkata Tridib Chatterjee will attend the fair as special guests, he added. Bangladesh Deputy High Commissioner in Kolkata Towfique Hasan will preside over the ceremony. The fair will remain open for public from 2 pm to 8 pm from Monday to Friday while from 2 pm to 8:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday till November 11.

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