Omor Ekushey Boi Mela "Immortal Book Fair of the Twenty-first (of February)" has been started from 18 March 2021. In this year book fair has been delayed for covid-19 infection. It has been started from 18 March instead of 01 February. The book fair will be continue till on 14 April 2021.
Every year in February the book fair helds at Bangla Academy for one month around February. The book fair starts from 1st February and continue till on February 28.Arrangement of the fair was processed at the end of January. All of interested publishers can contact with Bangla Academy for stall booking at begaining of the year. See the details of Omor Ekushey Boi Mela.
In 1983, Mr. Manzur-I-Mawla, the formar director general (DG) of Bangla Academy had taken decision to start a book fair and he had failed in that year. But later the the book fair was started from 1984 with named "Omor Ekushe Boi Mela".
Name of book fair has been taken on the memory of language movement in 21 February 1952.
37th Ekushe book fair on going now 2021.
The 26th edition of Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) 2021 is going to be held in March at its newly built permanent venue -- the Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Centre -- at Purbachal.
The change of venue should spare Dhaka-dwellers from the traffic congestion that used to form around Agargaon during the month-long fair, while maintaining international standard. The date was changed due to the coronavirus pandemic."The fair will be month-long as usual but the date is still to be confirmed. Our Prime Minister will set the exact date soon. Then we will announce tender and send letters to embassies of different countries," he added.
Iftikher Ahmed said around 300 local and international stalls can be set up in the 26-acre venue in Purbachal. "'No mask, no entry' will be enforced at the fair for health safety due to Covid-19. Most stalls will be installed in two hall rooms but some stalls can be set up in open field too," he said.
The secretary added that they will try to maintain international standard at DITF Purbachal venue to attract more foreign businesses and customers.