Ekushey Book Fair begins Feb 2

20 January, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair, a yearly event of booklovers and publishers, will begin on February 2 instead of February 1 as elections to two Dhaka City Corporations will be held on February 1, reports UNB.

Habibullah Siraji, director general of Bangla Academy, said that it has been informed from the

Prime Minister’s Office this afternoon that the Prime Minister will inaugurate the fair on February 2.

On Saturday, the Election Commission took the decision to defer elections to both Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) from January 30 to February 1 amid widespread criticisms and movement by a group of Dhaka University students as the elections coincides with Saraswati Puja, one of their major religious festivals of Hindu community.