PV Desk : The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair-2020 begins on Bangla Academy premises and at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital today.

This year Bangla Academy has set the theme of the fair as “Birth Centenary of Bangabandhu” and the book fair will be dedicated to the iconic leader, marking his birth centenary.

Focusing on Bangabandhu, architect Enamul Karim Nirjhar has prepared the overall plan of the book fair.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the book fair as the chief guest at 3pm on the day where State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid will be present as special guest while National Professor Dr Anisuzzamanin will preside over the event.

Bangla Academy Director General Habibullah Siraji will deliver the welcome speech at the inaugural ceremony.

The main attraction of the inauguration ceremony is the official publication of the third book written by Bangabandhu titled- “Amar Dekha Naya Chin” (The New China as I Saw).

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also the daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will unveil the cover of the book.

Like the previous years, the venue of the fair has been extended to the