Amar Ekushey Book Fair-2022, which was slated to begin on February 1, has been postponed by two weeks as the Covid-19 situation deteriorates in the country.
State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid confirmed the matter to Banglanews on Sunday.
He said, "The government has taken a decision to postpone the Amar Ekushey Book Fair considering the overall Covid situation.
Last year, the month-long fair, which usually begins on Fenruary1, was deferred till March 18 to avoid the risks of Covid-19 infections.
The book fair is arranged every year in February commemorating the sacrifices of those who laid down their lives on 21 February 1952 for establishing Bangla as the mother tongue.
BDST: 1500 HRS, JAN 16, 2022