Hello everyone! I wish you all a very “Happy New Year” and here’s a good news for all book lovers in the national capital, as the annual New Delhi World Book Fair 2020 (NDWBF) is back with its 28th edition!
The 28th edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair is commencing from January 4, 2020 i.e., from today!
About the New Delhi World Book Fair –
Every year this book fair is organized by the National Book Trust with India Trade Promotion Organization, Ministry of Commerce as the co-organizers.
New Delhi World Book Fair 2020, hosted every year at Pragati Maidan in NewDelhi and it is India’s oldest-book fair after the Kolkata Book Fair.
The first New Delhi World Book Fair was held from March 18 to April 4, 1972 in roughly 6790 sq. mtr area with 200 participants. It was inaugurated by Shri. V. V. Giri, then President of India.
Previously this World Book Fair was organized twice in a year but now it is held every year in the month of January. And it is organized by the National Book Trust (NBT), India. Since 2013, New Delhi World Book Fair is organized by National Book Trust (NBT) in association with India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) annually at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi under MOU with ITPO.
What’s so Special about the World Book Fair 2020 –
This year, over 600 exhibitors in different languages including Bangla, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Maithili, Malayalam, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu will exhibit their books in over 1300 stalls at the Fair.
Also, along with business sessions, several literary and cultural activities including seminars, book release functions, and panel discussions, will be part of the Fair. It will also see participation from about 20 foreign countries including China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Iran, Nepal, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sri Lanka, the UAE, the UK, and the US.
Theme of World Book Fair 2020 –
The 28th edition of World Book Fair would highlight the various facets of Mahatma Gandhi’s life and his influence on writers of all ages. The theme is an attempt to give booklovers a glimpse of how Mahatma Gandhi, a great strategic communicator, inspired and influenced generations of writers and how the writers understood and emulated Gandhiji in words.
In the specially designed pavilion (inspired by Sabarmati Ashram), with hand-spun materials as wall cladding; there will be an exclusive exhibition of 500 books of 100 publishers on and by Gandhi in different Indian languages, as well as 30 panel discussions, book launches and performances related to the theme.
DATES – 4 JANUARY – 12 JANUARY 2020.
VENUE – PRAGATI MAIDAN, NEW DELHI.
TICKETS – AVAILABLE AT MORE THAN 50 METRO STATIONS.
- 10 FOR CHILDREN & RS. 20 FOR ADULTS.
- FREE ENTRY TO STUDENTS & SENIOR CITIZENS.