A weeklong book fair began at the Shaheed Muktijoddha Smriti Stambha premises in Panchagarh on February 21. Panchagarh district administration organized the event along with cultural programs to make people especially the young generation aware of the spirit of the language martyrs day. Local member of the parliament Mazharul Haque Pradhan inaugurated the festival chaired by Panchagarh deputy commissioner Banamali Bhowmick. Panchagarh Mokbulur Rahman Government College principal professor Giasuddin and municipal mayor Towhidul Islam were, among others, present at the inaugural ceremony. All the book stalls of the town are taking part in the fair featuring various books including those on the language movement and liberation war. Members of various cultural organizations and schools are taking part in the cultural programs. On the fourth day, today, different child organizations will participate in a program titled ‘We shall overcome’. Later artistes of Tetulia Shilpakala Academy will render songs and dance numbers. The book fair and cultural programs will end on Friday with a debate program focusing on the use of Bengali language in all sectors of life. Later the students of Maladam High School and Panchagarh Government Girls’ High School and the artistes of Boda Shilpakala academy will perform at the concluding ceremony.