Government appoints Baldev Sharma as chairman of National Book Trust

Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has appointed Baldev Sharma as chairman of National Book Trust (NBT).
He will succeed veteran Malayalam writer A. Sethumadhavan who had resigned six months earlier before completion his term.
Baldev Sharma is former editor of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) mouthpiece Panchajanya. It should be noted that Panchajanya was launched in 1948 and its first editor was former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

About National Book Trust (NBT)

  • NBT is an Indian publishing house. It is as an autonomous body established in 1957 under Union Ministry of HRD (then Union Ministry of Education).
  • The main activities of the NBT include promotion of books and reading assistance, Indian books abroad, authors and publishers, children’s literature.
  • It also publishes reading material in several Indian languages for all age-groups.



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