– Photo: Amar Ujala
The audience at the World Book Fair broke all records to date. More than 1.75 lakh people reached the fair on Saturday. There were long queues to enter the fairgrounds. People also lined up outside the bookstalls to buy their favorite book. The author sessions, book publications, workshops, seminars and cultural events saw a large turnout of book lovers. Sunday is the last day of the fair. Due to the holiday, there is a possibility of increasing the crowds on this day.
People are eagerly waiting for the book fair to be organized in Pragati Maidan. In fact, here readers get all the books of their choice at once and also get a chance to meet their favorite author. This is why a large number of people come here every year. Also on Saturday, along with the fairground pavilions, book stalls, there was a queue at the food and drink stalls. Despite there being hundreds of stores, after placing orders, people were left waiting for food for about an hour. Small children were seen having fun, so women also came here and spent a pleasant time.
Child writer Nandini encouraged
At Bal Mandap, child writer Nandini Nair encouraged aspiring writers to start writing from an early age. Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust organized a yoga workshop explaining the importance of yoga and its benefits. In addition, a story writing workshop was organized for the children.
Release and discuss dozens of books
Dozens of books were published and discussions organized at the fair. These include Sajjan Singh Yadav’s book India’s Vaccine Development Saga, Ras Bihari’s book West Bengal Legislative Assembly 2021 – Fear of Terror Election, Neeraj Badhwar’s talk less scam, Prem Janmejay’s horned donkey, BN Joshi’s Shramtan: A Memoir, Swami Kailashan and Giri’s A River of Moksha: Pilgrimages along the Ganges, Balaji Vittal’s Pure Evil: The Bad Men of Bollywood and Professor Shankar Sahay’s Chandausi Junction. The new edition of the book Koi Deewana Kehta Hai by the popular poet Kumar Vishwas has also been published. Poetry recitation was organized by Rekhta Foundation in Natyashala. In this, seven young poets enchanted the audience by reciting poems from Urdu culture.
Minister has released the vaccine development story
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has released the book ‘Bharat Ki Vaccine Vikas-Gatha’ by Sajjan Singh Yadav, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Finance. He said that during the pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi put his trust in India’s scientific community and the country’s leading health professionals, who helped India overcome this insurmountable challenge.