International kolkata book fair 2017 dates, timings and. It will make your visit to the book fair a memorable experience by bringing all the services of the book fair at your fingertips. With the international kolkata book fair starting today, ct took rounds of the preparation ground and discovered that the city, which is known to be home to numerous bookworms, has come a long way. On february 3, 1997, a stall at the 33rd kolkata book fair at maidan caught fire and burned down onethird of the entire complex. Kolkata book fair, where disparate ideologies breathe the same air at the largest book fair in the world, visitors are spoilt for choice.
Terming arunachal pradesh as a state of treasure, especially oral literature, eminent novelist and bengali litterateur swapnamoy chakraborty called for documenting them for future generations. West bengals newly appointed chief minister mamata banerjee inaugurated the kolkata book fair on 24 january 2012 at 4. Lal dighi meaning red pool is a body of water in the middle of b. Fire at book fair, hindu hostel kolkata news times of. International kolkata book fair 2020 android app to locate any stall in the fair, created by cesc will be available from play store soon. City faces tough time due heavy rain and waterlogged.
Kolkata book fair caught fire on february 3, 19 years ago. But do you know that this world famous fair once burned to ashes. West bengal chief minister mamata banerjee and russian ambassador to india, nikolay. Lifeline book fairs raise thousands of dollars each year to help support the lifeline crisis support services. Fire norms flouted, book fair manages conditional noc 3.
Neater, safer boi mela next year kolkata news times of. Major fire breaks out in kolkata s nandaram market, brings back memories of 2008 inferno. Bangladesh state minister for culture km khalid was present. We are also taking measures to stop the usage of plastic in the fair. A number of seminars and symposia became permanent features of the fair. But the flames were doused within minutes, before it. Special bus services to help visitors reach book fair. A fire broke out at the sskm hospital in kolkata this morning, triggering panic among patients and family members.
It is organized every year in kolkata by book sellers and publishers guild. Indian crews sos video from quarantined japan ship. The ambience, the attendees, the aroma, the aura once you visit the fair, youre sure to fall in love with it. The state transport department has made an elaborate arrangement to ensure that common people easily reach the new venue of the kolkata international book fair. After a newlook film festival, a redesigned boi mela. The book hungry bengali community is thronging the milan mela complex in kolkata like every year. The kolkata book fair has not been without its share of mishaps and controversies. Kolkata24x7stage is set for the 42nd international book fair. If kolkata lives within your heart then visit our channel and explore the city of joy in a heartbeat.
On the occasion a seminar titled bangabandhu in his birth centenary and sonar bangla was held at the fair premises. Fire at kolkatas sskm hospital, no casualties reported. In 1997, six days into the fair, a massive fire broke out at the venue, reducing 1,00,000 books to. No casualty was reported so far as shopowners and customers were evacuated from the storey building, which housed one of the biggest wholesale markets in the country, a senior official of the fire services department said. The kolkata district book fair organised by the state mass education extension and library services department will be held from 2 march to 8 march at park circus maidan. Mamata banerjee, honble chief minister, west bengal. Kolkata mayor firhad hakim, state panchayat and rural development minister subrata mukherjee, state fire and emergency services minister. Bangladesh, theme country in next kolkata book fair km. The fair now has been shifted to the periphery of the city. This neobaroque emporiumwith domes, a clock tower, and arched recessed windowsexemplifies fashionable shopping during the british raj in british india. The guild started publishing names and details of all titles in print at the fair and a fair directory. Transport dept will run special buses for kolkata book fair. The event is expected to be attended by kolkata mayor, firhad hakim, state fire and emergency services department minister sujit bose, state.
Calcutta book fair in english, and officially antarjatik kolkata boimela or antarjatik kolkata pustakmela in romanized bengali, bengali. The example of the frankfurt book fair a commercial trade fair of books came up. Kolkata book fair banned kolkata news times of india. Love for books and the kolkata bookfair guest post. The fair is on till february 11, from noon to 9pm and entry is free. International kolkata book fair is the largest book fair in the world, organised by. A fire broke out at the premises of electronics regional test laboratory east in kolkata today, but no casualty or injury was reported, an official said.
A total 200 special buses will operate during the weekends and 1 buses from monday to friday. Bangladesh, theme country in next kolkata book fair km khalid. The west bengal transport corporation will run book fair special buses and also special bus services from various places of the city and its periurban areas to salt lakes karunamoyee daily during the book fair. Kolkata book fair 2018, or as us bongs lovingly call it, boi mela is going on and we cant keep calm. The kolkata book fair may not start on january 30, thanks to the publishers and booksellers guilds delay in installing fire safety equipment on park. The book fair, which will be inaugurated by chief minister mamata.
Gandhi 150 the book fair, like the rest of the country, is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of mahatma gandhi. Chief minister mamata banerjee, the chief patron of the kolkata book fair, has asked for drast. Kolkata latest news, politics, events, entertainment. The last day of kolkata book fair on sunday saw tensed situation after police had closed the stall of viswa hindu parishad for distributing hanuman chalisa.
The website is established in 2015 and is owned by agk fire inc. He now sits at the fire department s control room at the fair. International book fair record arunachal oral literature. The fire broke out on the sixth day when the footfall had reached a crescendo. Join facebook to connect with anindya dhar and others you may know. Calcutta book fair in english, and officially kolkata boimela or kolkata pustakmela in romanized bengali, bengali. According to the met department the continuous spells of rain will continue. But besides books, here are a few other sights that may catch your eye.
Formerly known as the whiteway laidlaw department store, it was a famous department store in calcutta during the british rule in india. Avid readers of all ages eagerly wait for the kolkata book fair 2018 all year long where they can shop till they drop and go home with bundles of books. Bagh, earlier known as tank square or dalhousie square, in the heart of kolkata, earlier known as calcutta, in. To get the fair back to the maidan, the then chief minister, buddhadeb. Traffic is disrupted in various important roadways making it difficult for office goers during morning rush hours. Bitter memories of 1997 flashed in the minds of book lovers and publishers when a fire broke out at the book fair on saturday morning. Read more about guild seeks imran khans help for pak publishers participation in kolkata book fair on business standard. Kolkata book fair to take green steps cities news,the. Hundreds of volunteers are needed, so if you have an interest in books and want to. The continuous heavy and frequent spells of rainfall for past few days have highly affected kolkata and adjoining districts. International kolkata book fair the worlds biggest.
The seven year old kolkata book fair got a retinue of visitors from the field of literature, the world over. Police objected to the distribution of the hindu holy book after leftwing student groups visiting the book fair protested against it, and ordered the closure of the stall. Kolkata book fair 2017 has started on 25th january, 2017. Setting aside the permissions granted by kolkata police and the fire services, the court observed that apart from posing a threat to the. Both promised to have one more cup before leaving the fair. Kolkata dist book fair to start from monday the statesman.
More than 100,000 books were charred in the fire and one person named jiten seal died from a heart attack during the stampede. The kolkata book fair may not start on january 30, thanks to the publishers and booksellers guilds delay in installing firesafety equipment on park circus maidan. The state urban development department will soon announce more such measures to make it an ecofriendly book fair, chatterjee during a news conference. The book fair is the second biggest festival in bengal after durga puja, where thousands of people from all over the state come to the city to. The website and the app of international kolkata book fair will provide all information. For the second consecutive year, the international kolkata book fair has been anchored at central park. The kolkata book fair started its journey in the year 1976, with only 56 stalls and 34 publishers, now it boasts of being the largest one in asia. Police stop vhp from distributing hanuman chalisa at. Despite poor firefighting measures adopted at the 33rd kolkata book fair, fire minister pratim chatterjee allowed his department to arrange for a conditional no objection certificate noc, a day before his own book andhakare eka was released at the milan mela ground on february 1. Kolkata district book fair to commence from monday nyoooz. West bengal chief minister mamata banerjees anticaa book nagarikatta aatanko sold out in kolkata book fair. The fire services department feels there is too little time to make the necessary firefighting arrangements. A fire broke out at sskm hospital in kolkata on monday morning creating panic among patients and family members at the main referral hospital of the state.1183 1599 1157 817 712 430 667 538 1574 1551 971 1371 233 31 1356 1092 527 1555 257 275 881 1316 1244 5 739 324 999 166 1577 912 1595 273 1298 837 993 286 22 1134 262 100