Delhi book fair begins at Pragati Maidan

  • | Wednesday | 11th September, 2019

This  year  the  theme  of   Delhi    Book   Fair   is ‘150 years of Mahatma Gandhi’ which   has  also   been  depicted  with  a  pictorial   exhibition 

One  of  the   major  attractions   for  the  bibliophiles, the 25th edition of the Delhi Book Fair alongwith other concurrent events, namely, 21th Stationery Fair, 5th Office Automation Fair and Corporate Gifts Fair  commenced  at  Pragati  Maidan , New    Delhi,  today.


These  five  day  events were formally   inaugurated  by   Shri Rajesh Agrawal, IAS, Executive Director, India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO)  in Hall 7, Pragati Maidan. The  Delhi  Book   Fair has  been  organised by ITPO in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP).


Present on the occasion were Shri R.K. Mittal, President, FIP, Shri Ashutosh Varma,  General Manager,  ITPO and Dr. Ashok Gupta,  Secretary General, FIP, participants and media persons.


This  year  the  theme  of   Delhi    Book   Fair   is ‘150 years of Mahatma Gandhi’ which   has  also   been  depicted  with  a  pictorial   exhibition  titled: Timeline outside  Hall 7. There  is  a thematic   display  of  books  pertaining  to  the  Gandhian  though  and  life. , Delhi  Book  Fair  also   aims  to project   aspiration  of  “New  India”  as envisioned  by  the  Hon’ble  Prime Minister. Highlighting  ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’,  this year, Delhi  Book  Fair   aims  to   project   education and  skill  development  as key  drivers  for  all  other  sectors.


Over 130 exhibitors are taking part in these events. Apart from students, the book fair is also an ideal event for intellectuals, scholars, authors, librarians, teachers. and  all  those  who  have deep  interest  in    Indian  culture   and  literature.  This edition of the fair will once again be all about printed and digital content. While promoting an overall culture   of   reading, the fair aims to provide a conducive environment for promotion of book   trade. Extensive efforts have been made to invite faculty and students from different schools as well as colleges. Visitor entry  to  the event  is   free and   allowed  from  10.00am to 7.00pm from Gate No.1(Bhairo Mandir side)  and 10 (Metro  Station  side). School buses carrying students will be allowed to enter from Gate 1 and will go back to Bhairon Road parking.

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