Bangla Academy has announced the winners of ‘Gunijon Sahitya Puraskar’ chosen from among the publishing houses participating at the Amar Ekushey Book Fair.
The awards will be handed over to the winners on the closing day of the month-long fair on February 28, said a press release of Bangla academy.
Kothaprokash will receive the Chittaranjan Saha Smriti Puroskar 2019, while Munier Chowdhury Smriti Puraskar 2019 will be given for the publication of aesthetically rich and standard content in books published in 2018.
The award will be received by Prothoma publication for Bidrohi Ronoklanto by Golam Murshid, Journey Books publication for Monorothe Shilper Pathe by Moinuddin Khaled and Chandrabati Academy for Muthor Vetor Rod by Maruful Islam.
The Rokonuzzaman Khan Dadabhai Smriti Puraskar will be awarded to the Panjaree Publication for publishing excellent books for kids while Qayyum Chowdhury Smriti Puraskar will be given to three publications -- Maddoma (Single Unit), Batighar (Multi-Unit) and Panjaree Publication (Pavilion) for best interior design.
The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair, a yearly event for book lovers and publishers, began on February 1 on Bangla Academy premises and adjoining Suhrawardy Udyan in the city.
Like the previous years, the venue of the fair was extended to nearby Suhrawardy Udyan with huge changes.
This year, the land earmarked for the fair was expanded to 5,50,000 square feet. A total of 770 units were allocated to 499 organisations
The authorities allotted a total of 150 units at the Bangla Academy ground to 104 organisatons and 620 at the Suhrawardy Udyan to 395 organisations.
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