New Delhi World Book Fair Current Affairs - 2019

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New Delhi World Book Fair

The New Delhi World Book Fair will be held at the Pragati Maidan. The theme of the 27th edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair is “Readers with special needs”. The UAE’s third largest emirate Sharjah is the guest of honour for the New Delhi World Book Fair.

New Delhi World Book Fair

The New Delhi World Book Fair would be inaugurated by the Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar. The theme “Readers with special needs” has been chosen to generate emotions of not sympathy but respect and equality.

An exclusive exhibition of Braille books, audio books, integrated print-braille books and books for people and children with different disabilities will be showcased in the Fair’s theme pavilion.

An International Disability Film Festival “We Care” has also been organised where 45 films from 27 countries would be screened. To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, an exhibition of books on and by Gandhi and his associates will also be put up at the book fair.

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23rd edition of New Delhi World Book Fair begins

The 23rd edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair began at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

This year the theme of fair is Suryodaya: Emerging Voices from Northeast India. Singapore has been accorded the Guest of Honour Country status for this edition of fair while the Focus Country is South Korea.

The nine-day event has been organised by National Book Trust (NBT), an apex body of the under the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development. While, India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) is the Co-organizer.

Over 1,500 exhibitors from all over India and 30 countries are participating in this year’s fair. Besides, the fair also hosting many literary and publishing conferences, emerging new voices in Indian writing as well as special programmes for children and youth.

About New Delhi World Book Fair

The Delhi Book Fair is India’s oldest book fair organized at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. First Delhi Book Fair Was held in March 1972 and was inaugurated by then President of India VV Giri,

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