Assam Book Fair To Commence on December 29
For nearly two consecutive years, book lovers have been missing the Assam book fair as the fair could not be held because of violent protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in 2019, and last year the novel coronavirus dashed hopes of all publishers, printers, and readers.
However, this year the Publication Board Assam & All Assam Publishers & Book Sellers Association will jointly organise the Assam Book Fair for the first time, namely ‘’Assam Grontho Mela” due to the current Covid- 19 situation. It will begin on 29th December 2021 and will end on 9th January 2022 at Assam Engineering Institute Playground, Chandmari.
Dr. Noni Gopal Mahanta, Imran Ahmed, Baharul Islam Choudhury, Jagdish Mahanta Chaliha, and Pramod Kalita provided the details in this regard at a Press Conference held in Assam Prakashan Parishad, Book publisher in Bamunimaidan, Guwahati.
Imran Ahmed said that though they wish to have two Book Fairs as it increases the sales and improves the business but due to covid, they came to this decision about having a joint book fair.
He also informed that Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma supported the decision of having a combined book fair this time and that two separate book fairs will be conducted next year if the situation improves.