New Delhi: New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) will be held from 7 to 15 January 2017 at Pragati maidan in New Delhi. The Theme of this year World Book Fair is Manushi, which will focus on writings on and by women and exhibit the rich tradition of women writings from ancient times till present.
The Fair is organized by National Book Trust, India, an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, which is engaged in promotion of books and the habit of reading in the country. India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), under the Ministry of Commerce, Governemnt of India is the co-host of the Fair.
Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of State for Human Resource Development will inaugurate the Fair. Dr Pratibha Ray, noted Odia Author and Jnanpith Awardee, is the guest of honor and Mr Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union to India, is the special guest on the occasion.
Mr Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Human Resource Development, will inaugurate the Theme Pavilion on 10 January.
National Book Trust is celebrating 60 years of its foundation and it will showcase its journey in promoting books and reading at a special exhibit ‘This is no looking back!’ The exhibit will display the varied activities that NBT has undertaken in promoting books including book fairs being organized by the Trust across India, participation of NBT in international book fairs, publishing programme among others.
New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) held for the past 44 years, is considered as major event in the publishing world. New Delhi World Book Fair is a platform for displaying our rich treasure of knowledge through books. India Trade Promotion Organisation has made a host of efforts to make book fair more visitor friendly.
During these nine days, in addition to the exhibition stalls, seminars & workshops have been lined along with a number of cultural programmes reflecting India’s diverse literacy culture.