National Book Trust organised the first edition of Uttari Delhi Nagar Nigam Pustak Utsav in association with North Delhi Municipal Corporation. The six-day event that started off on December 13 at Mahila Haat, Delhi Gate was inaugurated by Manoj Tewari, Member of Parliament.
More than 30 publishers displayed their books in this fair. A large number of students from schools around Delhi participated in the book promotional events organised at the fair. Tiwari noted that such fairs enlighten readers about the books on several topics available across the world. “We should take books to the readers to connect them with books”, he added.
Mohan Bhardwaj, Chairman, Standing Committee, Mira Aggarwal, Leader of the House, Mukesh Goel, Leader of Opposition, Yogender Chandolia, Mayor, North Delhi Municipal Corporation, PK Gupta, Commissioner, North Delhi Municipal Corporation graced the occasion by their presence.
All the speakers on the occasion hoped that the readers especially youth and children would benefit from this book fair. MA Sikandar, Director, NBT said, “This is the first ever initiative taken by the National Book Trust, India and North Delhi Municipal Corporation to bring citizens of Delhi closer to the habit of reading.”