The National Book Trust (NBI), in conjunction with the Ministry of Language, Art and Culture of Himachal Pradesh, will host a Shimla Book Fair in the summer capital of the state from June 25 to July 3. The 9-day fair will be held at Padam Dev Complex and the historic Gaiety Theater at The Mall, which stands in the heart of Shimla. The fair is nothing less than a feast for bibliophiles.
The fair, which will be opened by Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur, will see a total of 43 publishers across the country set up about 63 stalls, which will be stocked with books.
During the inauguration, the Minister of Education will be accompanied by Minister of Language-Culture KR Bharti, Rakesh Kanwar, Secretary of the Department of Language Culture, Prof. Govind Prasad Sharma and NBT Director Yuvraj Malik.
Speaking about the fair, Mayank Surolia, deputy director of National Book Trust, said that in this case, books in Hindi, English, Himachali, Punjabi and Urdu and other languages will be displayed and sold. Taking into account the interest of readers of all age groups, books on various topics will be available at the fair.
dr. Pankaj Lalit, Secretary, Language, Arts and Culture, Government of Himachal Pradesh, informed that under the National Education Policy 2020, a new series [email protected] along with bilingual books published by the Trust for Children will also be on the fair shown. This exhibition, organized under the Amrit Mahotsav of Azadi, introduces the life and struggle of India’s freedom fighters.
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