A weeklong book fair titled ‘Dhaka University Book Fair’ kicked off at Hakim Chattar on the DU campus on Tuesday.
Director General of the Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB) Zafar Wazed inaugurated the book fair organised by Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) while State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam was present at the opening ceremony as the chief guest.
Appreciating the Ducsu initiative, Shahriar said Dhaka University has got elected student representatives after a long time.
He said military rulers destroyed all the democratic systems and institutions of the country.
"After winning the 2008 general election under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leadership, Bangladesh is doing excellent in all the sectors, including economy and education, and it has now become a role model of development across the world," the state minister added.
Presided over by DU Vice-chancellor and Ducsu President Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, Ducsu Treasurer Prof Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam and Assistant General Secretary Saddam Hussein, among others, addressed the function.
A total of 80 publications are participating in the book fair which will remain open from 11am to 8:30pm every day till December 16.