Book Fair in the new halls of Pragati Maidan from January 8

Nishtha Roy

The annual New Delhi World Book Fair will begin in the new halls of Pragati Maidan in the national capital from January 8.

The book fair will be organised by the National Book Trust, according to a notification posted on the website of the University Grant Commission.

The National Book Trust of India is well known for organizing the annual New Delhi World Book Fair since 1972. In 2022, the fair turns 50, and it will begin in the new halls of Pragati Maidan in the National Capital from January 8th.

For this edition, the theme is “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” the purpose of which is to highlight India’s achievements as a self-reliant and independent country and to pay our respects and bring forth the contributions as well as the struggles our national movement leaders went through. 

Another thing that will be given mention is the National Education Policy 2020, which has been recognized as the historical educational reform. In the essence of this, books related to education and learning, plus related material will be put up for display. Along with that, an exhibition to commemorate 50 years of Indian victory for the Bangladesh Liberation War will also be organized.

Under the PM-President Joint Statement, France will be the Guest of Honour Country at the 2022 event. A request to all colleges and institutions has also been sent out to make this fair a grand success. 

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