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Amar Ekushey Boi Mela

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Rayhanul Islam :
At least three hundred and nineteen new novels landed this year in the first sixteen days of the Amar Ekushey Boi-Mela. The novels have the highest sale everyday, said the publishers.
They said, mainly youths search for novels at first. They choose the books of noted writers like Humayun Ahmed, Anisul Haque and Imdadul Haque Milon. Shihab Bahadur, Publisher of   Muktochinta publication, said "The selling of novels is increasing day by day. The youths are fond of novels of famous writers.
Mazharul Islam, publisher of Anna Prokash, told The New Nation, `Humayun Ahmed's books are selling high from our stall. `We published new addition of Humayun Ahmed's books sensing good demand', he said.
 "I used to come to the Boi Mela when I was a first year student of Dhaka University. I bought many books of different subjects. I preferred novels at first to pass time and learn more," said Syam Shuvo, a final year student of DU Surya Sen Hall.
On the 16th day of Boi Mela, One hundred and two new books arrived and twenty-nine of them unveiled in the main podium of the fair.                 
Some of new books are ``FIXI'' of Anis Ahmed published by Muktochinta publication, ``Hridoy Bidarok'' of Ashraf Ahmed published by Agami publication,  ``Swopner Bangladesh'' of Mushfiqur Rahman published by Nandita Prokash, ``Rajshahite Muktijuddo'' of Enamul Haque published by Anupon publication and ``Chobol'' of Hasan Azizul Haque published by Anna Prokash.
The Academy authority has declared today as the children's hour from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
On the other hand, for celebrating Amar Ekushey at 9:30 am, a contest titled ``Shisu Kishore Sangit Protijogita'' will be held today(Friday) in the main stage of the Academy. The results of children-youths' drawing contest will be published today.  
A discussion titled ``Sattur Dashoker Kobita'' was held on Thursday in the main stage of the Academy. Asim Shaha presided over the function, while Mojibul Haque Kabir presented the keynote paper. Iqbal Hossain and Khaled Hossain participated as the discussants.  
Latter, a cultural function was held.
At 4:00 pm, a discusson titled `` Ashir Dashoker Kobita'' will be held in the main stage of the Academy. Robbi Rahman will preside over the function, while Kumar Chakraborti will present the keynote paper. Maksudul Haque and Aminur Rahman Sultan will participate in the discussion
At evening, a fascinating cultural function will be held.

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