Shimla: With the city having far fewer book stores than what were around two decades ago, National Book Trust (NBT) is organizing a week look book fair, starting May 12, to imbibe the habit of reading among younger generations.
Talking to reporters MA Sikinder, director NBT said, “more than 50 publishers would be showcasing their books at the Shimla Book Fair.”
“Book lovers and children can avail discounts ranging from 10 to 20 percent. Chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal will inaugurate the book fair,” he added.
He disclosed that NBT completes 55 years of its foundation, this year and on the
occasion an e-book website would be launched.
Sikinder disclosed that India after US and UK has the world’s third largest English readership.
As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post.
Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.
It is commendable that National Book Trust is organizing a week long Shimla book fair. These days, younger generation prefers to surf the internet, play video games instead of reading good books. It is very necessary to imbibe the habit of reading among kids. When there would be more than 50 publishers showcasing their books at the Shimla Book Fair, I am sure people would grab more and more books of their interests.