44th Kolkata Int’l Book Fair begins
KOLKATA, Jan 28, 2020 (BSS) – The 44th International Kolkata Book Fair began today at Salt Lake Central Park here amid festivity.
Kolkata Deputy High Commission and Cultural Affairs Ministry of Bangladesh are organizing the fair with the theme country ‘Russia’.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the fair as the chief guest while Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation Vladimir Grigoriev was present there as special guest, among others.
Eminent Russian and Bengali writers were present on the occasion.
At least 20 countries are participating in this year’s book fair and 600 book stalls are set-up on the fair premises.
First Secretary (commercial) of Deputy High Commission of Bangladesh Md. Shamsul Arif said a seminar titled ”Bangabandhu’s birth centenary and implementing the dream of Sonar Bangla’ on Bangladesh Day will be organised in the last day of the fair.
A number of noted authors from across the globe including Bangladesh, Russia, Costa Rica, Spain, Scotland, Australia, Guatemala and Argentina are expected to participate in the event.