Pragati Maidan Current Affairs - 2019
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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.
The 38th India International Trade Fair (IITF) was held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The 14-day annual event was inaugurated by inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Culture, Mahesh Sharma. It is organised by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO).
India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO)
It is the nodal agency of the Government of India under aegis of Ministry of Commerce and Industry for promoting country’s external trade. It is Mini-Ratna Category-1 Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) with 100% shareholding of Government. It is headquartered at Pragati Maidan.
- The theme of this edition of fair was “Rural Enterprises in India”. Afghanistan is partner country, while Nepal is focus country for this edition of fair. Jharkhand is participating as partner state in the event.
- The fair is aimed providing platform for all kind of businesses to showcase their excellence & wide spectrum of services to trade, industry & common men.
- Around 800 participants from different States, government departments and domestic and international companies are taking part in the fair to showcase their product.
- In this fair, exhibition of various types of products such as automobile, jute products, garments, household utensils, processed foods, beauty products, electronic products etc. are being organized.