Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- The Bangla Academy has decided to inaugurate the Amar Ekushey Book Fair on March 18 this year.

Bangla Academy's Secretary AHM Lokman told media on Monday that the decision was taken after receiving the government's permission.

However, it's yet to be decided whether the fair will run for a month, he added. "The duration of the fair will be fixed after meeting with the publishers"

Every year, the fair starts on February 1 at the Bangla Academy premises, in addition to a portion of Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital.

The month-long fair is an integral part of Bengali culture.

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