Book-reading habit for building enlightened nation stressed

RANGPUR, – Book reading habit can enhance knowledge of the young generation removing ignorance about the way of life to build an enlightened society as well as a civilised nation, reports BSS.

The opinion came at an inaugural ceremony of the first ever four-day Book Fair- 2017 held on the Independence Memorial premises in Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR) campus here on Sunday.

The BRUR units of cultural organisations ‘Gungun’ and ‘Ranon’ jointly organized the fair that will remain open from 10 am to 8 pm daily.

A total of 17 stalls were set up by different organisations and book publication houses in the fair.

Fiction writer Haider Basunia formally inaugurated the fair by cutting ribbon as the chief guest.

President of Begum Rokeya University Teachers’ Association (BRUTA) and Associate Professor of the Department of Bengali of BRUR Dr Abu Saleh Mohammad Wadudur Rahman (Tuhin Wadud) presided over the function. Associate Professor and Head of the department of accounting of BRUR Apel Mahmud, its Assistant Professor Umar Farooque and Head of the Department of Marketing Sheikh Mazedul Haque addressed, among others.

The chief guest stressed the need for arranging such book fair frequently in all educational institutions to generate interests among the students, common people, especially young generations to enrich cultural and literary heritages.

“Reading of books always enhances knowledge through removing immorality from the mindset of everybody to enlighten the society as well as the nation as a whole,” he said.

Dr Tuhin Wadud put emphasis on increasing habit of reading books by all people and encouraging others to acquire more knowledge in building an enlightened society.

He called upon all concerned to uphold the 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.