Treat the bibliophile in you | 360 video | New Delhi World Book Fair 2020
The New Delhi World Book Fair, a 48-year-old tradition, is back on the capital city. Take a look at the 360 video and go visit!
The gloomy weather on Tuesday afternoon in Delhi could in no way affect the cheery spirit of the people inside the 28th New Delhi World Book Fair at Pragati Maidan. Some children may have had forlorn faces, but that was because they couldn’t convince their parents to buy all the books they wanted to have.
This year’s book fair, whose theme was ‘Gandhi: The Writer’s Writer’, commenced on 4 January and will conclude on 12 January. It is being organized on approximately 23,000 sq. mtrs. of space. A special exhibit of Braille books has also been put up in the fair.
This year’s theme commemorates 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and will underscore the influence of Gandhi on Indian literature and some major authors abroad. It will also bring into focus the extraordinary face of Gandhi as a writer, editor, journalist, publisher, printer, a mass communicator par excellence.
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Around 1,500 book stalls have been set up in this World Book Fair with more than 800 books of various publishers at different bookstalls. Thousands of people attend the World Book Fair every year, therefore, adequate safety arrangement has been made by the administration for the book lovers.
The fair also has, as a tradition, a children’s pavilion which will host a number of activities promoting children’s literature and reading habits such as skits, dramas, street plays, musical presentations, storytelling sessions, workshops, panel discussions etc.
The New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF), held for the past 48 years, is organized by National Book Trust, India, an autonomous organization of the Government of India under the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The first New Delhi book fair happened in 1972 at Windsor Place, New Delhi.