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National Book Trust takes budding publishers to Goa

NBT organises training course in book publishing in Goa. The Training Course in Book Publishing at Goa being organized by the National Book Trust, lndia in collaboration with Krishnadas Shama Goa State Central Library, Directorate of Art & Culture, Patto - Panaji and Konkani Akademi, Panaji was inaugurated by Shri Vishnu Surya Wagh, eminent writer, dramatist, actor, MLA and Chairman Kala Academy at Sanskruti Bhavan on 18‘ October, 2012. The other dignitaries present during the occasion were Shri Pundalik Narayan Nayak, Eminent writer and Chairman of Goa Konkani Akademi and Shri Sridhar Balan consultant, Ratna Sagar Publishers, New Delhi.

While inaugurating the Training Course Shri Wagh, said that in Goa, the publishing has not started as an industry yet and there is a need to develop the industry in a disciplined way. He was of the view that during this two-week deliberation, the participants of the course would benefit with various aspect of book publishing.

Shri Pundalik Narayan Nayak spoke about creating book culture in Goa which would help in developing the Book Publishing Industry.

Shri Sridhar Balan said that the publishers may not have any threat with the digitization’s of books or e-books as he felt that both e-books and printed books would co-exist and would compliment and supplement each other.

In this two week long course the resource persons would be coming from all parts of the Country and sharing their experiences in all aspects of publishing. Earlier, Shri Sumit Bhattacharjee, Assistant Director, National Book Trust, lndia and course coordinator welcomed the guests and participants, who have come to join the course from various parts of the Country. Carlos M Fernandes gave the Vote of Thanks to the dignitaries and the participants.
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