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For the love of books!

For the love of books!
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Dr MM Pallam Raju, Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource Development released two NBT books on Swami Vivekanand titled Swami Vivekananda: The Eternal Inspiration of the Youth and The Simple Life of Swami Vivekananda. He also released the first NBT e-book on Swami Vivekananda on the occasion.

While releasing the books he said, 'Thank you for providing an opportunity to launch books on Swami Vivekananda. His teachings are relevant even today and especially today as there is a need to reinforce moral values to the youth.' He added that the youth have huge potential that needs to be recognized not only in India but across the world. The teachings of Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Swami Vivekananda focused on the better and humane society and that is the thrust of MHRD also.

He further added that there is a need for distributing tool kits in universities, colleges and institutions for uplifting values. Parents and teachers have a larger role to play to make our society more accommodating and inclusive.

A Sethumadhvan, Chairman, NBT, Ashok Thakur, Secretary, MHRD, Dr M A Sikandar, Director, NBT, Raghvendra, Director, Copyright Office, N K Bhattacharjee, former Director of NBT, Prof.Sunita Sengupta, University of Delhi and Sandipan Sen among others were present on the occasion.

Raju also released the new logo and new web portal of the Copyright Office (www.copyright.gov.in
) including e-filing facility for Copyright registration. The minister also launched a new web portal of the MHRD IPR Chairs Gateway.

Raju also released the book The Good Books Guide in the Theme Pavilion, Hall No. 7. At the outset, Raju congratulated NBT for organising the New Delhi World Book Fair. He hoped that The Good Books Guide will help children, parents and educators to select the good books. He expressed his happiness that the theme of the New Delhi World Book Fair is children’s literature. He urged children to make reading their habit as the books shape the future and asked them to visit Foreign Pavilion at the Fair to understand the tradition, culture and literature of other countries. He also said that children should also read books in their mother- tongue along with English language.

A Sethumadhvan, Chairman, NBT said that we have millions of books and this book will help people to select good books. He said that we have good books but there are no tools to select good books. He felt that this book will be an important tool for all stakeholders, publishers, educators and parents to select good books. Ashok Thakur, Secretary, MHRD, Arvind Kumar, A&A Book Trust, Shri Subir Shukla and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
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