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Delhi book fair: Our best friend is back again

Delhi book fair: Our best friend is back again
The time has come for book lovers who want to quench his/her thirst of exploring books as Minister of Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the 22nd edition of the Delhi Book Fair, 18th Stationary Fair, 2nd Office Automation fair and the Corporate Gifts Fair at Pragati Maidan in the national Capital.

The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan and computer literacy initiative by the Central government are the main attractions of this event this year with an aim to raise the reading habit among people. Selfie stations along with the national campaigns of the government such as Make in India, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Digital India, Skill India, Stand up India, Smart Cities, Startup India and Umang have been made where people can take selfies with cut-outs of the initiatives.

“All these campaigns have been put together and highlighted to create awareness among students,” 
said Jayanta Das, General manager, ITPO (India Trade Promotion Organisation).

There are many attractions including drawing competitions for school children and general people  up to age 60, debate competitions, band performances screening of films, GK quiz, nukkad nataks, storytelling sessions, book discussions and so on which will make the event even more interactive and enjoyable.

“The power of books is immense and they can transform anybody’s life. It is therefore, important to get more and more students involved into books that are beyond their academic curriculum”, said Dr Harsh Vardan. 

Books would remain meaningful despite their digital version and publishers should produce books which are affordable for the students especially belonging to economically backward section of society, he further added.

The nine-day book fair will conclude on September 4, 2016. One can easily reach the fair ground from the nearest Pragati Maidan Metro station.  The book is being fair organised in halls 8 to 12A.
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