New Delhi World book fair gets underway at Pragati Maidan, 800 publishers from over 20 foreign countries will participate

The nine-day New Delhi World Book Fair kicks off at the Pragati Maidan on Saturday. The theme for 2017 book fair is Manushi, and it will focus on writing on and by women.

Minister of State for Human Resources Development Mahendra Nath Pandey will inaugurate the fair on Saturday. The theme will be inaugurated by Human Resource and Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday.

2017 World Book fair will witness the participation of nearly 800 publishers from across the country and abroad. More than 20 countries including China, Egypt, France, Germany, Japan and Iran will participate in 2017 book fair.

Also, a number of seminars, panel discussions, storytelling sessions and workshops on creative writing will be organised at the Children’s Pavilion.

To mark its 60 years of foundation, The National Book Trust (NBT)  will also showcase its journey in promoting books and reading at a special exhibit called ‘This is no looking back’.  Read more

Source: News Nation