‘Build book-reading habit for an enlightened nation’

17 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

RANGPUR: Railways Minister Advocate Md Nurul Islam Sujan has asked everybody for building book-reading habit to enhance knowledge for building an enlightened society as well as an enlightened nation.

“The educational institutions should take adequate initiatives to generate interest among the students and young generations in book-reading, literary and cultural activities to enrich our cultural and literary heritage,” he said, reports BSS.

The Minister made these observations while addressing a function in the inaugural ceremony of the week-long ‘Bhasha Sainik Muhammad Sultan Book Fair-2019’ in Panchagarh town on Friday night as the chief guest.

The Panchagarh District Administration is organising the fair at Panchagarh Government auditorium in observance of the ‘Mohan Shaheed Dibash and International Mother Language Day-2019’.

With Deputy Commissioner of Panchagarh Sabina Yasmin in the chair, Police Super Gias Uddin Ahmed, General Secretary of Panchagarh district Awami League Anwar Sadat Samrat addressed the function as special guests.

The district level government officials, academicians, teachers, students, youth, civil society members, politicians, professionals and elite were present, among others, on the occasion.

Different institutions and organisations set up 30 stalls on the fair premises displaying varieties of books.

The minister unveiled covers of three books ‘Tirnoi’ written by Sabina Yasmin, ‘Bacto Bipul’ written by Suman Jihadi and ‘Sada Moner Manush’ written by Khurshida Islam Kona in the inaugural function of the fair.

The speakers put emphasis on increasing habit of reading books by all people and encourage the others to acquire more knowledge in the process of building an enlightened society.

Sujan called upon all concerned to uphold the values and sprit of the great Language Movement that sowed the seed for the struggle for Independence which was achieved by the nation in 1971 through the Great War of Liberation.