World Book and Copyright Day celebration Tuesday

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22nd April, 2019 04:44:26 printer

World Book and Copyright Day celebration Tuesday

The World Book and Copyright Day will be observed in the country on Tuesday.

Bangladesh Copyright Office will organise a programme in Dhaka marking the day. It will organise a seminar titled ‘Copyright Law in the Contemporary World: Development of Broadcast and Digital platform’ at Bangladesh National Library.  

 A colourful rally will be brought out from National Library premises to National Audit Building in the morning before the seminar. Cultural Affairs Secretary Abu Hena Mostofa Kamal will attend as the chief guest.


President of LCSCF (CNO) Barrister Olora Afrin will present the keynote speech while registrar of Copyright Board Zafar Raza Chowdhury will preside over the seminar.

Former general secretary of Jatiyo Press Club Kamrul Hasan and part-time teacher of the department of Print and Publication Dhaka University Khan Mahbub will discuss on the keynote speech.

A question-answer session on copyright will be held while ‘Intellectual Property Protection award’ will be handed over in the programme.

Additional Secretary of the cultural ministry Nizamuddin will attend as special guest while Director General of Department of Archives and Libraries Dilip Kumar Shaha will deliver the welcome speech.


April 23 is a symbolic date for world literature. It was a natural choice for UNESCO's General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a worldwide tribute to books and authors on this date and encourage everyone to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity, according to UNESCO.

Each year, UNESCO and the international organisations representing the three major sectors of the book industry - publishers, booksellers and libraries, select the World Book Capital for a one-year period, effective April 23 each year.

The city of Athens was chosen for the quality of its activities, supported by the entire book industry. The aim is to make books accessible to the city's entire population, including migrants and refugees.