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Book Fair draws huge crowd in Sylhet

3Visitors and book-lovers especially the students thronged the Ekushey Book Fair here on Wednesday.

VC North East University Atful Hye Shibli and SCC CEO Enamul Habib inaugurated the book fair on Tuesday. At the Sylhet Central Shohid Mineer premises at Chowhatta area in the city.

The Seven-long Book Fair-2017 has been organized by Prothom Alo Bandhu Shava.

The fair attracted large number of visitors on Wednesday and Thursday.

While visiting the book fair on this correspondent found hundreds of visitors in the fair and many of them brought their children as all the book lovers eagerly wait for this fair to get their books of choice.

Prof Pronobkanti deb said, “I am interested in visiting the fair which is a big festival for me. Every year I come here with my colleagues and family.”

The organizer informed 12 Publishers of Dhaka and Sylhet take part in the fair. At the inaugural day Nrittalay a local cultural organization perform dance. Book sells here on 25% Discount. A large number of people gather in the fair.

“I am very hopeful that a higher number of books will be sold during the remaining days of the fair,he said.

The law enforcing agencies took adequate measures everyday to ensure security for the visitors, buyers and book sellers, he added.

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