Pabitra Sarkar to inaugurate Bangla Boi Mela
This month, Bengal association is back with its much-awaited Bangla Boi Mela (book fair) and Literary festival from March 12 to 18. Organised at New Delhi's Kali Bari, Mandir Marg, this edition will have more than 60 publishers and booksellers from West Bengal, North East India and Delhi participating to please the book lovers from every walk of life.
Bangla Boi Mela by the Bengal association is the third largest fair outside Bengal and this year, renowned literary personality, Pabitra Sarkar has consented to inaugurate the 17th book fair. During seven days of the festival, well-known literary personalities will participate in various literary discussions, cultural programmes by artists from Bangladesh, Kolkata, Delhi and other states will be held, and local talents will be presented.
Besides these, students from eight Bangla schools of Delhi and one more from Madanpur Khadar, Delhi, and run by Bengal Association will be participating in various contests like on the spot drawing, music, dance, recitation and quiz competitions.
Every day, there will be 'Lucky Draws' and winners will be awarded discount coupons for books.
Established by Dr B C Roy, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal, in 1958, Bengal association promotes Indian cultural literary and linguistic visage with equal esteem and respect towards all language speaking residents living, surrounding or intermingling with them without any caste, creed, religion, faith or dogma.
To showcase their activities during the last six decades, Bengal association is celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of its existence in a befitting manner throughout the year.