“Stay Home India with Books” initiative launched by GoI
On March 25, 2020, the National Book Trust functioning under Ministry of Human Resources and Development launched Stay Home India with Books initiative. Under the initiative more than 100 books can be downloaded from the NBT website.
With Lock Down ruled by GoI to contain the spread of Corona Virus, the Ministry of HRD has uploaded more than 100 books in the NBT website to help people spend quality time during holidays. According to the ministry, majority of the books uploaded are children books. Apart from these, the other books include activity-based learning science, women scientists in India, Gandhi: Warrior of Non-Violence and many more.
The books uploaded are of different Indian languages. It includes English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kokborok, Bodo, Mizo, Tamil, Nepali, Kannada, Urudu, Malayalam, Telugu, etc.
National Book Trust
The National Book Trust was founded in 1957. The trust activities include publishing, promotion of Indian books, children literature, etc.