RANGPUR, Feb 12, 2019 (BSS) – Academics at a function today called upon
everyone to create habits for reading books to enrich enhance knowledge by
removing ignorance for building an enlightened society.
They came up with the call at the inaugural function of the third six-day
Book Fair-2019 held on the Independence Memorial premises in the campus of
Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR).
The BRUR units of socio-cultural organisation ‘Gungun’ and cultural
organisation ‘Ranon’ are jointly organising the fair that will remain open
from 11 am to 8 pm daily and conclude on February 17 next.
A total of 26 stalls and book publication houses were set up by different
organisations on the fair ground.
Language movement veteran and former Mayor of defunct Rangpur Pourasabha
Mohammad Afzal, fiction writers Masud Ul Haque and Ashan Uz Zaman formally
inaugurated the fair as invited guests.
Vice-Chancellor (VC) of BRUR Professor Dr Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah addressed
the inaugural function as the chief guest.
Representative of Ideal Publications Shakil Masud, Organiser of Divisional
Writers’ Forum Zakir Ahmad, writer Rezaul Karim Mukul and President of BRUR
unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League Tushar Kibria addressed.
President of ‘Gungun’ and Assistant Prof Umar Farooque of BRUR presided
over the function while President of ‘Ranon’ and Associate Prof Dr Tuhin
Wadud moderated it.
Mohammad Afzal stressed on arranging similar book fair frequently in all
educational institutions to generate interests among the students, common
people, especially young generations, to enrich Bengali cultural and literary
“Reading of books always enhances knowledge through removing immorality
from the mindset of everybody to enlighten the person, community and society
on way to build a peaceful and progressive nation,” he added.
The chief guest called upon everyone to uphold values and sprit of the
great Language Movement that sowed seed for the struggle for Independence
which was achieved by the nation in 1971 through the War of Liberation.
“Everyone should increase the habit of reading books and encourage the
others to do the same for acquiring more knowledge in building an
enlightened, peaceful and prosperous society,” the VC added.