24th edition of New Delhi World Book Fair begins

The 24th edition of New Delhi World Book Fair began at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani.
This year the theme of fair is “Vivid Bharat – Diverse India” based on Cultural Heritage of India. China has been accorded the Guest of Honour Country status for this edition of fair.
The message of India-China partnership for the New Delhi Book Fair 2016 is “Renaissance of Civilizations- Understanding through exchanges“.
Key facts

  • The nine-day event has been organised by National Book Trust (NBT), an apex body of the under the Union HRD Ministry and 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 along with International agencies like WHO and UNESCO.
  • Over 1,000 titles in major Indian languages on language, philosophy and literature from ancient to contemporary times are on display
  • Besides, the fair is also hosting many publishing and literary conferences, emerging new voices in Indian writing as well as special programmes for children and youth.

About New Delhi World Book Fair

The New Delhi Book Fair is India’s oldest book fair organized annually at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The 1st Delhi Book Fair Was held in March 1972 and was inaugurated by then President of India VV Giri.



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