Delhi book fair from tomorrow

Delhi book fair from tomorrow

Delhi book fair from tomorrow

South Korea will be the focus country during the New Delhi World Book Fair which is set to open here from February 14.

The main theme would be emerging literary voices from the North-Eastern states.
A total of 30 countries including Australia, China, Egypt, France, Indonesia, Iran, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Poland, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, UAE, US, Sweden and Cuba are expected to participate in the fair, which will conclude on February 22.

With Singapore being the guest of honour, many eminent publishers, writers and educationists will be visiting India to participate in the mega event, organised since 1972.

The fair is organised by the NBT in association with the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) at Pragati Maidan. Eminent Hindi writer Narendra Kohli will be the guest of honour for the event to be inaugurated by Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani.

Ace cricketer Virender Sehwag is also expected to turn up at the fair and interact with  visitors. “It is a celebration of books. Our aim is to let people reach the books and feel the books,” NBT chairman A Sethumadhavan said.

Besides, a rich corpus of writings from the North-Eastern region, the theme pavilion would host a series of panel discussions on various aspects of writings, films and history of the region.

At a special pavilion, children’s literature will be showcased besides a number of books, magazines and journals in Indian languages. The NBT has came up a special Android application ‘NDWBF 2015’ that will enable visitors to navigate the stalls and pavilions.

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