45th International Kolkata Book Fair will Start from 31st January 2022
News Desk, News Nation 360 : Since the last 4 decades, the second largest festival of the State after Durga Puja, the International Kolkata Book Fair. After the pandemic is being improved, at their request Hon'ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee has declared that the 45th International Kolkata Book Fair will be inaugurated on 31 January 2022. Keeping in mind the passion of the book lovers, The 45th edition of the Fair will continue till 13 February 2022. Venue — Central Park Mela Ground, Salt Lake. Many eminent personalities like Soumitra Chatterjee, Pranab Mukherjee, Sankha Ghosh, Anisujjaman, Debesh Roy, Nimai Bhattacharya, Manabendra Bandyopadhyay, Alokeranjan Dasgupta, Swapan Mazumdar, Anish Deb, Sirsho Bandyopadhyay, Sounak Lahiri, Anjan Bandyopadhyay, Rajib Ghosh, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Buddhadeb
Guha, Subrata Mukherjee and their Members Samit Sarkar, Tapan Mukherjee and their close compatriot Debasis Lahiri (Bubai) had departed in the recent past. They will pay homage to them at the International Kolkata Book Fair 2022. The International complex will have usual participants from abroad and publishers from different states of India will be present at the Fair. Intending publishers, booksellers, editors of Little Magazines and all other participants of the 45th International Kolkata Book Fair 2022, may submit their applications for participation at the Guild House within 30 November 2021. Earlier it was already decided that the Focal Theme Country of the 45th International Kolkata Bookfair will be Bangladesh. The International Kolkata Book Fair 2022 will celebrate the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Golden Jubilee year of independence of Bangladesh, The 125th Birth year of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the Birth Centenary of Great Master Satyajit Ray are the 75th year of Indian Independence will also be celebrated at the International Kolkata Book Fair 2022. They have some special plans to maintain appropriate health protection and COVID protocol to organize the Fair in this neo-normal situation. The stalls will be open as far as possible. To maintain social distancing there will be ample open space in the Fairground. As such, stall size might be reduced. Emphasis will be given on proper sanitization and the Double Vaccination certificate. They are also planning to introduce Free E-passes for entry to the Book Fair. No mask, no entry in the Fair will be followed strictly. They believe that like in earlier years, the Government of West Bengal, under the leadership of Hon’ble Chief Minister will come forward to provide all Necessary facilities.
Pic : Krishnendu Kundu
Report : Anustup Kundu