When our move towards organizing the 31th Sonarpur Book Fair, begun our Planning and Thinking are again focused on District Uttar Dinajpur. District Dakshin Dinajpur was the theme of 29th Sonarpur Book Fair,2018 and Uttar Dinajpur is 30th Sonarpur Book Fair,2019. So last year’s trail cannot draft away right now form this part of Bengal.
Sonarpur, The Golden City ……. learning. This is our 31st year Sonarpur Book Fair commences on 11th Dec 2020 evening and will be continue till the night of 20th Dec 2020.
Uttar Dinajpur is a part of the unified district in undivided india. In fact, Dinajpur was the largest district of the early British Period. And, before that, this very area formed the central part of old Poundrabhumi which continually witnessed the rise and fall of kingdoms, one after another. This also witnessed the foundation and continuation of the famous Bengal Sultanate. So, Uttar Dinajpur, though smaller it may be, the land speaks of the glory of the past. The land still supplements the entire Bengal with some of the riches cultural fabrics of the country.
Uttar Dinajpur came into being on 1st April, 1992 when erstwhile West Dinajpur district was divided into two administrative units, North & South. The district has two Sub-Divisions: Raiganj (Sadar) and Islampur. Uttar Dinajpur is mainly comprised of vast agricultural basins along the banks of Kulik, Nagar and Mahananda river. There are quite a number of tourist places in the district, like Swaminath Mandir, Rajbari, Shib Mandir of Itahar etc. But, above all, the Kulik Bird Sanctuary of Raiganj is the center of all attractions.
Main Complex comprising hundred Bookstalls, Children’s pavilion, Little Magazine Pavilion * Education Park & Science Pavilion, Government and Corporate Houses * Amusement Park with thrilling rides * Theme Pavilion and Mukta Mancha (Open Air Stage) * The Cultural Stage for a thousand spectators
Artiste selection programme through an audition will be held on Dec 1, 2019 at 9 am at Book Fair Committee’s own office building Samannay Bhawan, Rail Quarter Park, Sonarpur. Felicitation of eminent personalities, Uttar Dinajpur DIVAS is 14th December,2019 at 5-30 pm. Various cultural programmes, seminars, exhibitions are also a part of the Book Fair.
|Uttar Dinajpur||: as we see it Uttar Dinajpur|
|Books & Souvenir||: 30th Sonarpur Book Fair, 2019|
|Inauguration of Book Fair||: 6th Dec, 2019 at 3 pm|
|Daily Evening Quiz||: Every evening from Dec, 6-15, 2019 at Book Fair Campus|
|Run for Book||: 8th Dec, 2019 at 9 am starts from Sonarpur Rail Quarter Park|
|Extempore Speech(Secondary & H.S.Level)||: 14th Dec, 2019 at 4 pm at Cultural Stage|
|Sit & Draw Competition||: 8th Dec, 2019 at 1 pm at Cultural Stage|
|School Quiz (School as a team-two in a team)||: 15th Dec, 2019 at 2 pm at cultural Stage|
|General Quiz ( Two in a Team )||: 16th Dec, 2019 at 11 am at cultural Stage|
|Model Presentation competition (Class XII)||: During Book Fair|
|Sonarpurer Sonar Meye||: 15th Dec, 2019 at 7 pm at cultural Stage|
|Article Competition ( for Class v-College Level)||: 13th Dec, 2019. 3 successful Candidates will be awarded|
|Prize Distitbution:||: 15th Dec, 2019 at 5:30 pm at cultural Stage|