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He informed that the theme of the fair is Kathasagara: Celebrating Children’s Literature. The fair will pay tribute to Shankar, the legendary children’s writer, illustrator and founder of Children’s Book Trust Dr Harekrishna Devsare. He said that like last year, this year too there will be Rights Table that will provide forum for publishers to interact and exchange ideas and sell rights for books in Indian languages.

‘We want to engage visitors at the fair through literary and other book related programmes’ said Sikandar at the conference. He said that not only book lovers, authors, publishers and others associated with the industry are showing keen interest in the New Delhi World Book Fair. This year about 300 authors will show their presence in the fair. He added that for continuous engagement of children and educators in large numbers, NBT has urged CBSE and Kendriya Vidyalayas to visit the Fair. He also informed that NBT has published a document titled The Good Books Guide to help teachers, students. He informed that Dr MM Pallam Raju, Minister of HRD will release the guide  as well as NBT books Swami Vivekananda – The Eternal Inspiration for the Youth and A Simple Life of Swami Vivekananda.
He added that Gulzar, eminent lyricist and Irrfan Khan, noted film actor are helping NBT to promote its cause.

Anna Tryc-Bromley, Director of Polish Institute said, ‘We are glad that Poland has been chosen as the Guest of Honour Country at the New Delhi World Book Fair. It will be a great way to celebrate 61 years of diplomatic relations between Poland and India.’ She added that Poland will have a strong delegation of authors, publishers and other officials. She felt that the fair is an historical opportunity as it will provide platform for authors and readers to interact and know about each other’s literary traditions.
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