Pokhriyal to inaugurate 29th edition of New Delhi World Book Fair today

The 29th edition of the annual New Delhi World Book Fair, organized by the National Book Trust (NBT), India will be held virtually from March 6 to 12.

The event will be inaugurated by Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the Union Education Minister, at a virtual ceremony on March 5, in the presence of Professor Govind Prasad Sharma, NBT Chairman, and Yuvraj Malik, NBT Director, according to an official statement.

This year, the theme of the book fair is ‘National Education Policy (NEP) 2020'. The policy is a vision document that aims to universalize the Indian Education system from pre-primary levels to higher education. The policy endeavors to enhance the quality of education equally for all and move in the direction of strengthening India as a global superpower, read the statement.

During the fair, discussions on education and pedagogy, conversations with the authors, scholars, book release functions, cultural programs, etc will be organized.

Over 15 plus countries including the UK, US, UAE, China, France, Iran, Nepal, Spain, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Italy are participating in the Foreign Publishers Hall at the Fair.

The book fair will also provide a platform for B2B activities for publishers from India and abroad. A publisher's forum organized by NBT and FICCI, CEOSpeak will focus on challenges and opportunities for publishers in the light of the NEP 2020.

Over 160 publishers and exhibitors from India and abroad will participate in the fair through e-stalls, acquainting the visitors with books in all major Indian and foreign languages. The visitors will be able to visit the websites of the exhibitor/publisher directly from the e-stalls to view more products.

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