After a gap of one year, Kolkatans breathe a sigh of relief as the 45th International Kolkata Book Fair 2022 is all set to make a comeback this year. ‘Made in India’ Karaoke app Star Manch has been associated with the 45th International Kolkata Book Fair for the very first time and the karaoke app has launched its first production, a song by renowned singer and composer Anindya Chattopadhyay – ‘Boi Melar Gaan’ on Friday, 25th February 2022 at the Yellow Turtle in the presence of Mr. Sudhangshu Sekhar Dey, President of Publishers & Booksellers Guild; and Mr. Tridib Kr. Chatterjee, Honorary General Secretary, Publishers & Booksellers Guild. Poet Srijato who is the advisor of Star manch was also present during the event.
Through ‘Boi Melar Gaan’ Anindya Chattopadhyay has reiterated book lovers’ emotions and their subtle habits while vising Book Fair in an amusing way which will surely be loved by one and all. Especially this song beautifully showcases how Book Fair allures people irrespective of their age, gender, and difference of choices. Eminent elocutionist Chandrima Roy has anchored the show at Starmanch.
Mr. Sudhangshu Sekhar Dey, President of Publishers & Booksellers Guild; and Mr. Tridib Kr. Chatterjee, Honorary General Secretary, Publishers & Booksellers Guild commented, “The organisers of International Kolkata Book Fair 2022 are elated to have ‘Boi Melar Gaan’ which is a unique initiative taken by ‘Star Manch’ and it perfectly sets the mood of the Kolkatans right before the inauguration of their much-awaited Book Fair.”
Singer and composer Anindya Chatterjee said, “Book Fair has always been a part and parcel of Kolkata’s culture and tradition. All of us have been eagerly waiting for it as the pandemic put a halt to gatherings, so we thought of making the ‘Come-Back’ of Book Fair a bit more special with a song woven around it and this would not have been possible without ‘Star Manch’.”
CEO of Star Manch Mr. Randeep Bhattacharya commented in this regard, “Star Manch is immensely proud and honoured to be associated with International Kolkata Book Fair 2022 and ‘Star Manch’ will be present in the fairground with five stalls for music lovers who would like to explore various musical games and competitions.”
Note for Visitors:
The 45th International Kolkata Book Fair 2022 is going to start at Central Park Mela ground in Saltlake from tomorrow. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate this much awaited fair .
The focal theme country will be Bangladesh. The International Kolkata Book Fair will celebrate the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Golden Jubilee year of independence of Bangladesh this year.
The Theme Country Bangladesh Day will be celebrated on 3 and 4 March , Children’s Day will be celebrated on 6 March at the Book Fair ground.
The International complex apart from Bangladesh will have the glamorous presence of Britain, USA, Russia, Italy, Japan, Iran, Spain, Argentina, Mexico and other Latin American Countries.