April 22, 2021, 2:41 pm
Staff Reporter: Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Md. Shahab Uddin said, books open the horizon of human knowledge. There is no substitute for reading books to know one’s own history, heritage and culture. Everyone should read books as well as need to inspire others to read books. There is no substitute for reading books to acquire knowledge.
The Environment Minister was speaking as the chief guest during the virtual inauguration of the three-day long Book Fair organized by Baralekha Nazrul Academy at the premises of Baralekha Girls’ High School in Moulvibazar on Thursday (March 25) to mark the golden jubilee of independence.
Noting that the present generation has become addicted to various social media including Facebook and has forgotten to read books, the Environment Minister said that Facebook is not an alternative to books. One must read books to make yourself up-to-date by acquiring knowledge. He appealed to the teachers and parents to bring their students and children to book fair to bring the present generation back to the path of reading books. Assuring financial support as an advisor to Nazrul Academy, the Minister said everyone should come forward for helping such work great initiative.
Former Upazila Chairman and senior vice-president of Upazila Awami League Bir Muktijoddha Md Siraj Uddin inaugurated the book by cutting the ribbon on behalf of the Environment Minister. Among others, Baralekha Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md. Shamim Al Imran, Municipal Mayor Abul Imam Md. Kamran Chowdhury, Assistant Commissioner (Land) Nusrat Laila Nira, Police Officer in Charge Md. Jahangir Hossain Sardar, Literary Akmal Hossain Nipu, Acting Principal AKM Helal Uddin, APP Gopal Dutt Bablu, former principal Arun Das and convener of the book fair celebration committee Junaid Raihan Ripon were present among others.