If you are volunteering in India now and looking for a fun event during your free time this week:
The New Delhi World Book Fair 2018 is running from January 6-14 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
Held for the past 45 years, the New Delhi World Book Fair 2018 is a major calendar event in the publishing world.
The nine-day annual event sees book sellers, publishers and book lovers from all parts of the country and abroad gathering in India’s capitol city.
The New Delhi World Book Fair 2018 is organized by National Book Trust, India, an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, working towards promotion of books and the habit of reading in the country.
The theme of the New Delhi World Book Fair 2018 is the “Environment and Climate Change”.
The Fair was inaugurated by environmentalist Sunita Narain, European Union ambassador to India Tomasz Kozlowski and National Book Trust chairman Baldev Bhai Sharma.
The New Delhi World Book Fair 2018 has a dedicated theme pavillion in Hall 7 E with books in English, Hindi and other Indian languages on environment-related issues like climate change, global warming, water and air pollution.
Over 20 European Union countries are participating with a delegation of publishers, editors and authors. The EU pavilion also showcases some of the latest publications in English and other European languages along with panel discussions, talks, photo exhibits and cultural performances.
Apart from the EU nations, more than 40 countries including Canada, China, Egypt, Pakistan and United Kingdom are participating in Delhi Book Fair 2018.
In authors corner, visitors can get to interact with some of the well-known writers like Ruskin Bond, Jerry Pinto, Michael Creighton, Paro Anand, Mridula Garg and Ranjit Lal among others.