Guardians want quality books for kids

February 16, 2013

Ekushey Book Fair
Guardians want quality books for kids
Parents taking their children to the Ekushey Book fair on the the Bangla Academy premises on Friday sought quality books. The earlier part of the day dedicated to the children also witnessed a huge crowd.
Many guardians, however, on the day expressed concern over the quality of the books been sold at a high price. ‘I have brought my kid so that she can be introduced with own tradition and values,’ said a father Ikram Kibria Akram from Dhemra.
‘The quality and content of the books are not satisfactory compared to the prices,’ he said.
A Willes Little Flower School and College teacher Moshal Mondal alleged that the quality of printing and binding works was low.
He also mentioned trend of ‘spelling mistake’ as a crucial thing to be checked before publishing.
Satyajit Biswas, a Green Road resident, said, ‘The kids of this new generation must be introduced with innovative elements through books.’
The whole fair premises, however, on Friday abuzz with visitors.
Stall representatives also passed a busy day with selling books of all genres, they said.
A total of 200 titles including collections of poetry with 54 books led the tally, followed by 34 novels, 30 story books, 15 essay books, and 10 juvenile literatures hit the fair on the day.
Also eight new titles were unveiled at Nazrul Mancha.
A primary selection for music competition for children was held in the morning.
The academy held a seminar on ‘Abdul Kadir: Gabeshak-Sampadak’ in the afternoon while Golam Mustafa read out the keynote paper.
Bhisma Dev Chowdhury, Salimullah Khan and Habib Rahman addressed the occasion, chaired by Abu Bakar Siddiqui.
Today a competition of general knowledge and extempore speech will be held for children at 10:00am.
A seminar on ‘Shahidul Zahir’ will be held today in the afternoon at the main stage of the fair while Proshanta Mridha will read out the keynote paper while Manjur-e-Maowla will chair the discussion with the presence of Anisul Haque, Saad Kamali and Shahnaj Munni.
A cultural function will be held later on.

-With New Age input

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