Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud inaugurated a month-long Online Ekushey Book Fair virtually.
boionlinebd.com organised the book fair that will end on February 28.
Adressing the inaugaral session from Secretariate on Sunday, Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary, said the digital book fair is a result of ‘Digital Bangladesh’ dreamt by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The minister said Bangladesh didn’t stop under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina when the whole globe wedged due to Coronavirus epidemic.
Bangladesh’s position is the third among the 22 countries which achieved positive GDP growth during the corona pandemic, said the minister.
Encouraging people to read books, he said, the reading habit among today’s children and teenagers does not remain as same as before.
The minister hoped that the book fair will be helpful to encourage youths in reading books and create patriotism among the people.
Owner of the organization Rabin Ahsan gave welcome address in the function.