Kolkata: A grand book fair, with the ongoing election as its central theme, organised by Publishers and Booksellers Guild and Dr BC Roy Memorial Committee Bidhan Sishu Udyan is drawing a huge crowd.
The book fair has been successful in creating poll awareness and spreading the message of harmony. Visitors to the fair are at once welcomed and greeted by placards and banners saying- “Bol chinhe vote din”(cast your vote in favour of book symbol).
The book fair should go a long way towards building awareness among both kids and adults towards the ongoing general election for the State Assembly as well as in inculcating the reading habit.
When everyone is witnessing to a no holds barred electioneering, the organisers of the book fare have gone all out to use this event for building an atmosphere of peace and unity among all by placing diverse literature and election material of different political parties side by side on the same table. We are striving to pass on the message that the election should be peaceful and fair,” said Goutam Talukder, Secretary Bidhan Sishu Udyan.
An imposing stall dedicated to books on politics, biography of politicians, past election results and manifestos of all major parties now in poll fray is drawing special attention.