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National Book Trust, India to organize Shimla Book Fair

National Book Trust, India (Ministry of Education) is organizingthe Shimla Book Fair in collaboration with Department of Language Art & Culture, Himachal Pradeshfrom25 June to 03 July 2022 at the Gaiety Theatre and PadamDev Complex, Shimla.

The fair will be inaugurated by Hon’ble Education Minister, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh Shri Govind Singh Thakuron 25 June 2022 at 3.00 pmin the presence ofSpecial GuestShri K.R. Bharti, eminent writer and Guest of Honour, Shri RakeshKanwar, Secretary (Language & Culture), Prof Govind Prasad Sharma, Chairman NBT and Shri Yuvraj Malik Director, NBT.

The fair will see participation from more than 43 reputed publishers from the country across 63 stalls. Apart from Hindi and English, books​​published by NBT and other noted publishers in Himachali,Punjabi, Urdu and other Indian languages will be available at the fair. Booklovers will have the opportunity to browse through and buy cost-effective quality books across genres for readers of all age groups on subjects such as popular science, popular social science, national biographies,autobiographies, folklore,Indian & world literature, and much more. Every day the book fair will have literary events, cultural evenings as well as workshops and competitions for children.

NBT-India will also be displaying its bilingual titles for children published as per the guidelines of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 along with its new series India@75which acquaints readers with the lives and struggles of our freedom fighters.

The fair will be open to visitors from 11 am to 8 pm every day. Entry to the fair will be free and a special discount of up to 10% on books will be provided. All writers, litterateurs, publishers and book lovers are invited to visit the book fair.

A Press Conference to announce the book fair and share the details of the programmes to be held during the fair was held on 23 June 2022 near Gaiety Theatre which was addressed by Shri MayankSurolia, Deputy Director National Book Trust, India, DrPankajLalithpas, Director Dept. of Language, Art & Culture, Himachal Pradesh, and MsKanchanWanchoo Sharma, Head Public Relations & Editor National Book Trust, India; and was attended by more than 50 media and press persons.

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