27th Edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair Inaugurated (Download PDF)


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Union Minister for Human Resource Development Inaugurated the 27th Edition of The New Delhi World Book Fair 2019 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The theme of the book fair ‘Books for Readers with Special Needs’

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Image of the New Delhi World Book Fair 2019

Image of The New Delhi World Book Fair 2019

Details About the Book Fair

  • Welcoming Sharjah - the Guest of Honour this Year at the Book Fair - the Ties Between the Two Nations Go Back a Long Time. Sharjah is Home Away from Home for Millions of Indians.

  • The Idea Behind the Theme is to Generate Emotions of Not Sympathy but Respect and Equality, ” Baldev Bhai Sharma, NBT Chairman, Told Reporters Here, While Invoking Contributions of People with Disabilities in Arts, Culture and Literature

  • The Union Minister Gifted the Book ‘Exam Warriors’ Authored by the Prime Minister To H. E. Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Executive Chairman of the Department of Government Relations.

  • The theme of the book fair ‘Books for Readers with Special Needs’

  • With emphasis on the reading needs of Children, the Theme Pavilion is projected to carry forward the idea of Inclusive Learning, and explore various issues and dimensions of creating, producing and disseminating content for the readers.

  • An exclusive exhibition of 500 books including Braille books, audio books, silent books, tactile books, integrated print-Braille books, books for differently-abled, children with sight or ear impairment, austistic kids, children/readers with ADHD, behavioural/psychological problems/anxieties is the major highlight of the Theme Pavilion.

  • In addition, for the first time, an International Disability Film Festival is being organized at the New Delhi World Book Fair, where over 45 documentaries from 27 countries will be screened every day.

  • Mr Ahmad bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman, Sharjah Book Authority was the Guest of Honour. Shri J L Kaul, Padma Shri awardee and Secretary General, All India Confederation of the Blind; and Mr Habib Youseff Abdallah Al Sayegh, Authors’ representative from Sharjah were the special guests on the occasion.

  • The various activities of the National Book Trust, India including the organizing of the New Delhi World Book Fair, which started in the year 1972.

National Book Trust, India

  • The details about the work of National Book Trust, India in promoting the reading habit in the country through books, exhibitions and book fairs.

  • During the inaugural function, NBT Calendar 2019 based on the theme ‘Readers with Special Needs’, the Hindi and English editions of the book Bibi Fatima and Her Sons, authored by H H Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah and published by NBT, and the Catalogue of Braille books published by NBT were also released.

  • Keeping the spirit of the Theme alive, at the end of the inauguration, the National Anthem was rendered in sign language.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 6, 2019

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