Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina underlined her desire to further improve cultural activities across the nation in her remarks at the Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2022 opening. She also asked that everyone follow the health and safety requirements.
Zahid Malik, the minister of health and family welfare, reiterated the prime minister and urged people to follow the same health safety norms and regulations at the book fair as they do elsewhere in the country.
The topic of health safety has clearly emerged as a major worry at this year’s Ekushey Book Fair. Dettol and Harpic have always strived to improve people’s health and hygiene, therefore these two seasoned brands have stepped forward as the official hygiene partners to keep book fair attendees safe.
Several protective measures have been taken at the book fair premises as part of this initiative themed as ‘Dettol-protected Amar Ekushey Book Fair-2022.’ Arrangements have been made to sanitize the hands of each visitor at the entrance of the book fair. Visitors can also get advice and help on different topics of health safety. Moreover, Harpic has also taken measures to keep all the toilets in the book fair premises clean.
In addition, a Covid-19 protection booth has been set up on the premises to help in the personal safety of visitors to the book fair. At the booth, visitors may purchase items like soap and hand sanitiser. Furthermore, hand-washing facilities have been made available in all of the book fair’s restrooms at all times.
At the inauguration programme, poet Muhammad Nurul Huda, director general of Bangla Academy, in his welcome speech, applauded the work done by Dettol and Harpic. He said, ‘The book is for all and therefore, the cooperation of all is essential to manage it smoothly. I would also like to thank Dettol and Harpic for coming forward as the book fair hygiene partner on their own accord.’
Sharing her experience, Tasmin Shahadot Dora, who was visiting the book fair with her child, said, ‘I was confused if I should visit the book fair or not. Later, I heard that this time the hygiene was being maintained very well. When I came, I saw that it is really so. Dettol and Harpic have taken a good initiative. Apart from the Covid-19 protection booths, the toilets are also kept clean. I really liked the initiative of Dettol and Harpic.’