World Book Fair to celebrate women writings

New Delhi [India], Jan. 6 : The World Book Fair being organised in the national capital will have 'Manushi' as the theme of this year, which will focus on writings on and by women.

It will exhibit the rich tradition of women writings from ancient times till present. New Delhi World Book Fair will be held from January 7-15 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The fair is being organized in collaboration with India Trade Promotion Organisation. Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the Theme Pavilion on January 10.

Minister of State for Human Resource Development Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey will inaugurate the fair. Noted Odia author and Jnanpith Awardee Dr Pratibha Ray is the guest of honor and H.E. Mr Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union to India is the special guest on the occasion.

National Book Trust is celebrating 60 years of its foundation and it will showcase its journey in promoting books and reading at a special exhibit 'This is no looking back!' The exhibit will display the varied activities that NBT has undertaken in promoting books including book fairs being organized by the Trust across India, participation of NBT in international book fairs, publishing programme among others.

New Delhi World Book Fair is a platform for displaying our rich treasure of knowledge through books. India Trade Promotion Organisation has made special efforts to make book fair more visitor friendly..

Source: ANI