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Nine-day New Delhi World Book Fair with the theme "Readers with Special Needs" begins
The 27th Edition of New Delhi World Book Fair began on January 5 at Pragati Maidan with Sharjah as Guest of Honour. The event will conclude on January 13.

The book fair is being co-partnered by the National Book Trust (NBT) and the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), this year the event has "Readers with Special Needs".

According an official release, seven books published by Publications Division were released in World Book Fair, New Delhi. "World Book Fair being organized at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 5th to 13th January, 2019. Seven books brought out by the Division were released today during the World Book Fair by Secretary, Ministry of I&B Shri Amit Khare," stated the release.

The books titled Bapu ke ashirwaad; 2500 years of Buddhism; Portraits of Strength; Hindi Swadesh mein aur Videsh Mein; Rang Birangi Kahaniya; Badal ki Sair ; Aao Paryavaran Bachayen aur Dhra ko Swarg Bnayen, were released.

"Stressing on the importance of reading books, Shri Amit Khare, Secretary, Ministry of I&B said that while one may get information from the internet, one always comes to books to attain true knowledge and broaden one's understanding," added the release mentioning that Dr. Varsha Das, former Director of National Gandhi Museum, Dr. Reeta Rani Paliwal, Secretary, Sasta Sahitya Mandal, Dr. Sadhana Rout, Director General, Publications Division and other senior officials of Publications Division were also present on the occasion.

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