With due respect to the valiant martyrs of the '52 Language Movement, I strongly feel that the venue of the Ekushey Boi Mela should be shifted to Agargaon at the site of trade fair. The bookstalls as well as the number of visitors have multiplied manifold. There is a mad rush almost every day. The calm, serene ambience usually associated with the Boi Mela is absolutely lacking.
The traffic congestion as a result is simply horrendous and chaotic. Many stalls have spilled to the main road. The Trade Fair may conclude a few days earlier and the same stalls may be allocated for the bookstalls in time for the Ekushey Boi Mela. This would also be a cost effective exercise. However, the traditional inauguration and closing of the historic Ekushey Boi Mela should continue at the Bangla Academy premises.