Monday, September 30, 2013

Chandigarh Book Fair to be held after 18 years

Pakistan News & Features Services

After nearly 18 years, the Chandigarh Book Fair will be held from November 13 to 18 later this year. Preparations are on in full swing for the event, which will be organized by the Chandigarh administration, in collaboration with National Book Trust, New Delhi. 

The Deputy Commissioner, Mohammed Shayin, recently attended a meeting to finalize details of the event for which a facebook page has already been created. 

More than 100 publishers from across the country will participate in the fair. Events like kavi darbar, symposia, lecture by eminent author, discussion with author, meet the author and calligraphy workshop will also be part of the Chandigarh Book Fair whose committee is trying to tie up with eminent authors of national and international repute. 

 There will a separate corner for children and plays will be staged side by side. NSS volunteers from schools and colleges will help senior citizens and children take a round of the fair. A common pool of old books will be created to inculcate the habit of reading among poor children. The general public will be invited to donate old books to needy children.

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