A treat awaits book lovers

The World of Books 2011 will have on display both Indian and transnational publishers and book store chains. Millions of books in different languages, myriad titles, numerous genres, under various classifications and on mind-boggling number of subjects shall be sold by as many as 250 stalls.

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Bangalore University Vice Chancellor Prabhu Dev said that more than a million books on topics ranging from robotics to recipes, mythology, technology, spirituality, coffee-table books and others will be exhibited.

“Focusing on students in particular, several programmes to hone leadership, communication, and soft skills have been planned between September 5 and 9. Also academic orientation and career counselling will be provided to students during the period,” he said.

Free entry for students
“Well-known organisations like Toast Masters’ Club will conduct Leadership and Communication workshops for students between September 5 and 9. Also, other organisations will offer counselling and provide information on civil services, CAT, GRE, GMAT, GATE. Students are expected to participate in the workshops in large numbers, as it is free of cost,” said Prabhu Dev.

A Poets’ Meet will be conducted on September 8, which will be presided over by Dr Chandrashekar Kambara. Nadoja G Venkatasubbaiah will inaugurate the meet.
As many as 30 well-known poets such as Nallur Prasad, H S Venkateshmurthy, S G Siddaramiah, Jaraganahalli Shivashankar and others will recite poetry.

“Despite the ubiquitous presence and accessibility to internet and television, books have not lost their sheen. The Worl d of Books 2011 is expected to work like a catalyst in triggering and encouraging reading habits among children and youth,” he added. The book exhibition is open from 11 am to 8.30 pm. Entry is free for students.

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