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Nine-day New Delhi World Book Fair to kick-start today
The New Delhi World Book (NDWB) Fair is going to be held from 7th to 15th January 2017 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi as 'a platform for displaying our rich treasure of knowledge through books'.

The NDWB Fair-2017, being organised in collaboration with India Trade Promotion Organisation, will be inaugurated by Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, while Dr Pratibha Ray, noted Odia Author and Jnanpith Awardee, will be the guest of honour and Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union to India is the special guest on the occasion.

Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Human Resource Development would inaugurate the Theme Pavilion on 10th January to celebrate women writings and 60 years of National Book Trust. 

The theme of the fair is 'Manushi' with a focus on writings on and by women from ancient times till present.

"National Book Trust (NBT) is celebrating 60 years of its foundation and it will showcase its journey in promoting books and reading at a special exhibit 'This is no looking back!' The exhibit will display the varied activities that NBT has undertaken in promoting books including book fairs being organized by the Trust across India, participation of NBT in international book fairs, publishing programme among others," the government said in an official statement. 

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