World Book Fair 2017


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New Delhi World Book Fair 2018

The New Delhi World Book Fair 2018 is one of the biggest book fairs in the Afro-Asian countries. The fair is organised by the National Book Trust of India, Ministry of Human Development, Government of India, every year in India. The India Trade Promotion Organisation will serve as the co-organiser of the Book Fair. Scheduled to be held between 6 to 14 January 2018 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, the fair will be inaugurated by the Union HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar on 6 January 2018.

Venue

Hall Numbers 7,8-11, 12, 12A at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Timings

11:00 am to 8:00 pm (Entry will close at 7.30 pm)

Organiser: National Book Trust

The National Book Trust (NBT) has been set up by the Government of India to build reading skills in the people of the country. The NBT has been organising the New Delhi World Book Fair every year in India to provide a platform for readers and publishers to come together.

Co-organiser: India Trade Promotion Organisation

The India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) is an agency maintained under the supervision of the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. It is responsible for providing trading and marketing services to promote Indian interests overseas. The headquarters of the organisation are located at Pragati Bhawan, New Delhi.

Theme of World Book Fair 2018

The New Delhi World Book Fair 2018 will be based on the theme “Environment and Climate Change”. A special pavilion has been established to display books related to the theme of 2018.

Guest of Honour Country:

The European Union, with its 28 member states, is going to be the Guest of Honour Country at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2018.

The endeavor is supported by the National Arts Council (NAC) and the Media Development Authority (MDA) to give recognition to the authors, publishers, illustrators and other key players who are a part of Japan's publishing industry. It will feature the authors who write in languages like English and Japanese; illustrators of graphic novels and children's picture books; and publishers of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and academic books.

List of Foreign Participants

1. British Council Division UK
2. Bureau International de l’Edition Française (BIEF)
3. Capexil India Stall
4. Children Publications Pakistan
5. China Universal Press & Publication Co. Ltd.
6. Combined Book Exhibit USA
7. Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, UAE
8. Embassy of Denmark
9. Embassy of Hungary
10. Embassy of Sweden
11. General Egyptian Book Organization
12. German Book Office, New Delhi
13. Guadalajara International Book Fair Mexico
14. IBF International Consulting/EU Belgium
15. Instituto Cervantes, Spain
16. Iran Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI), Tehran
17. Iran Culture House, New Delhi
18. Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, Italy
19. Nepal International Book Fair
20. Royal Collins Publishing Group Inc, Canada
21. Sharjah Book Authority, Sharjah, UAE
22. Slovenian Book Agency, Slovenia
23. Sri Lanka Book Publishers Association, Sri Lanka
24. The Polish Book Institute, New Delhi
25. UNESCO, New Delhi
26. White Lotus Book Shop

Apart from the EU nations, more than 40 countries including Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Pakistan and the United Kingdom will be a part of the Book Fair 2018.

Events at Book Fair 2018

Activities for Children: This event will attract children and the people who interested in children literature.

Authors' Corners: All the participating authors use this platform to share their experience of the literary world. They will also discuss their works with the audience. The authors include Ruskin Bond, Jerry Pinto, Michael Creighton, Paro Anand, Mridula Garg and Ranjit Lal.

Music concerts: This event is organized for the entertainment of people.

Other than these, the fair will also have panel discussions, talks, workshops, screening of short films, special photo exhibits as well as cultural and musical performances

Special Highlight of the Event :

As the theme of Book fair 2018 is concerned with Environment and Climate change, a discussion has also been organised with “Eco Baba”, commonly known as Balbir Singh Seechewal, who has voluntarily brought back to life the 160 km-long Kali Bein river in Punjab by cleaning it single-handedly after struggling for nearly 16 years.


Last Updated on : January 6, 2018








     


     

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