27th edition of National Book Fair set to serve the special needs of readers
Source :NewsBharati Date :05-Jan-2019
New Delhi, January 5: The 27th edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair, Co-organised by the National Book Trust and the India Trade Promotion Organisation is set to serve the book lovers. The 9 day event was inaugurated by Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Jawdekar at the national capital with the fair’s theme being, “Readers with special needs”.
"The idea behind the theme is to generate emotions of not sympathy but respect and equality," said Baldev Bhai Sharma, NBT Chairman while invoking contributions of people with disabilities in arts, culture and literature.
“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.”, he added further.
An International Disability Film Festival "We Care" will also be screened during the event, presenting around 45 film screenings from 27 countries including India, Canada, the US, South Africa, Egypt, Ghana, Hong Kong and several European countries.
In the Fair's author’s corners named Lekhak Manch, Sahitya Manch, Conversations and Reflections, visitors can hear literary discussions organised by major players in the Indian publishing industry, including Penguin Random House India, Niyogi Books, Pan Macmillan, Om Books International, Sahitya Akademi, Vani Prakashan and Prabhat Prakashan.
The nine-day book fair will also present an exhibition of books related to Mahatma Gandhi, to mark the 150th birth centenary year of iconic figure.