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Ekushey book fair deferred due to Covid


on Jan 17, 2022
Image source- Ekushey book fair

Considering the new flood in Covid-19 cases and passings the nation over, the Ministry of Cultural Affairs has conceded the current year's Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela for somewhere around fourteen days.

"We are yet to finish another date for the reasonable. A declaration in such manner will be made soon," Faisal Hasan, senior data official at the service, told The Business Standard on Sunday.

Keep going year, the extended reasonable, which ordinarily starts on 1 February, was likewise deferred to stay away from the spread of Covid contaminations. Afterward, the reasonable started on 18 March at the Bangla Academy premises and the neighboring scene in the capital's Suhrawardy Udyan.

Subsequent to supporting monstrous misfortunes for more than a year as a result of the pandemic, the distributers communicated their mistake at the service's choice and requested that the approaching reasonable be coordinated on 1 February.

Individuals are typically hesitant to purchase books after February, as individuals come in numbers during February in front of the International Mother Language Day and the Language Martyrs' Day, they said.

Turnover in last year's book reasonable dropped fundamentally from Tk80 crores in 2020 to Tk15 crore, as indicated by the Bangla Academy.

The turnover was additionally about Tk80 crore in 2019 and 2018, while in 2017 and 2016 it was Tk65 crore and Tk40 crore separately.
As indicated by Bangladesh Gyan O Srijonshil Prokashok Samity and Bangladesh Pushtak Prokashok Bikreta Samity, the distributers are dreading a monetary loss of at minimum Tk50 crore on the off chance that the reasonable isn't held in February.

They supported a deficiency of at minimum Tk20 crore last year.

Monirul Haque, chief head of Bangladesh Gyan and Srijonshil Prokashok Samity, let The Business Standard know that his Ananya Prokashoni counted a deficiency of Tk25 lakh in last year's book reasonable because of the reasonable being postponed.

"The distributing area is not doing so great now," he said.

"Distributers are sitting back. A large portion of them will be constrained to leave the area in the event that the reasonable isn't held for this present year," he added.

Shaymol Pal, VP of Bangladesh Pushtak Prokashok Bikreta Samity, said, "The distribution business has been confronting challenges since March 2020. The area is simply attempting to make due right now."
Mohammad Nurul Huda, chief general of Bangla Academy, let The Business Standard know that they will keep the public authority's choice.

The Amar Ekushey Book Fair started casually on the Bangla Academy premises in 1972. In 1978, the institute authoritatively assumed the liability of getting sorted out the reasonable consistently. It was named Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela in 1984 and a rule was figured out that very year.

In 2013, the reasonable setting was stretched out to Suhrawardy Udyan in a bid to oblige more distributers and book darlings.

Distributers encourage the public authority to purchase books from them

Monirul Haque, chief head of Bangladesh Gyan and Srijonshil Prokashok Samity, let The Business Standard know that the public authority assigned Tk20 crore to purchase new books for its libraries the nation over. Simultaneously, the services concerned purchase unsatisfactory books consistently.

Ekushey book reasonable conceded because of Covid
Last year the reasonable was likewise deferred to keep away from the spread of Covid contaminations
Document photograph of Book Fair
Document photograph of Book Fair

Considering the new flood in Covid-19 cases and passings the nation over, the Ministry of Cultural Affairs has conceded the current year's Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela for something like fourteen days.

"We are yet to settle another date for the reasonable. A declaration in such manner will be made soon," Faisal Hasan, senior data official at the service, told The Business Standard on Sunday.

Keep going year, the extended reasonable, which ordinarily starts on 1 February, was likewise deferred to stay away from the spread of Covid contaminations. Afterward, the reasonable started on 18 March at the Bangla Academy premises and the adjoining setting in the capital's Suhrawardy Udyan.

Subsequent to supporting gigantic misfortunes for north of a year in light of the pandemic, the distributers communicated their mistake at the service's choice and requested that the approaching reasonable be coordinated on 1 February.

Individuals are generally hesitant to purchase books after February, as individuals come in numbers during February in front of the International Mother Language Day and the Language Martyrs' Day, they said.

Turnover in last year's book reasonable dropped essentially from Tk80 crores in 2020 to Tk15 crore, as per the Bangla Academy.

The turnover was additionally about Tk80 crore in 2019 and 2018, while in 2017 and 2016 it was Tk65 crore and Tk40 crore individually.

As indicated by Bangladesh Gyan O Srijonshil Prokashok Samity and Bangladesh Pushtak Prokashok Bikreta Samity, the distributers are dreading a monetary loss of at minimum Tk50 crore on the off chance that the reasonable isn't held in February.

They supported a deficiency of at minimum Tk20 crore last year.

Monirul Haque, chief overseer of Bangladesh Gyan and Srijonshil Prokashok Samity, let The Business Standard know that his Ananya Prokashoni counted a deficiency of Tk25 lakh in last year's book reasonable because of the reasonable being deferred.

"The distributing area is not doing so great now," he said.

"Distributers are relaxing. The majority of them will be constrained to leave the area on the off chance that the reasonable isn't held for the current year," he added.

Shaymol Pal, VP of Bangladesh Pushtak Prokashok Bikreta Samity, said, "The distribution business has been confronting challenges since March 2020. The area is simply attempting to make due right now."

Mohammad Nurul Huda, chief general of Bangla Academy, let The Business Standard know that they will adhere to the public authority's choice.

The Amar Ekushey Book Fair started casually on the Bangla Academy premises in 1972. In 1978, the institute authoritatively assumed the liability of getting sorted out the reasonable consistently. It was named Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela in 1984 and a rule was planned that very year.

In 2013, the reasonable scene was stretched out to Suhrawardy Udyan in a bid to oblige more distributers and book darlings.

Distributers ask the public authority to purchase books from them

Monirul Haque, chief overseer of Bangladesh Gyan and Srijonshil Prokashok Samity, let The Business Standard know that the public authority apportioned Tk20 crore to purchase new books for its libraries the nation over. Simultaneously, the services concerned purchase unacceptable books consistently.

"We have quality books yet the public authority doesn't buy books from us. I ask the public authority to purchase our books, which will assist us with diminishing misfortunes," he added.

No administration store yet

Directly following the Covid-19 pandemic, the public authority offered upgrade bundles for some areas yet the distributing area is yet to get any financial help.

Up to this point, the Printing Industries Association of Bangladesh (Piab) caused a deficiency of Tk8,000 crores, The Bangladesh Pustak Prokashak and Bikreta Samity lost with regards to Tk7,500-Tk8,000 crores and Bangladesh Gyan O Srijonshil Prokashak Samity experienced a deficiency of more than Tk200 crore.

Shyamol Pal said that their affiliation looked for Tk100 crore from the public authority toward the start of the emergency as help, however without much of any result.

Source- Thebusinessstandardnews

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