WORLD BOOK FAIR 2018 WHAT’S HAP­PEN­ING?

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LAZY SUN­DAYS

On the sec­ond day of World Book Fair, Euro­pean Union as the guest of hon­our held its one of the most awaited ac­tiv­i­ties – Lazy Sun­days. Lazy Sun­days of Lit­er­a­ture is a lit­er­ary Euro­pean event that fea­tured 12 au­thors from nine coun­tries at the ‘In­ter­na­tional event cor­ner’. The af­ter­noon was full of read­ings, dis­cus­sions and in­ter­ac­tions with cel­e­brated Euro­pean au­thors writ­ing across all gen­res: Dorothea Nurn­berg (Aus­tria), JL Morin, Jeanie Keogh and Evridiki Per­i­cleous-pa­padopoulou (Cyprus), Nor­man Oh­ler (Ger­many), David Foenk­i­nos (France), Kal­lia Pa­padaki (Greece), Jakub Malecki (Poland), José Luis Peixoto and David Machado (Portugal), El­vad Flisar (Slove­nia) and Laurence Boissier (Switzer­land).

ALL FOR PUB­LIC LI­BRARIES

In­dian Pub­lic Li­brary Move­ment (IPLM) in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Na­tional Book Trust (NBT), with an aim to in­cul­cate the cul­ture of read­ing in chil­dren has been work­ing to­gether suc­cess­fully since the sign­ing of MOU be­tween the two or­gan­i­sa­tions. Once again, IPLM lever­aged World Book Fair as a plat­form to bring the cause of pub­lic li­braries in the main­stream agenda of the govern­ment. Chan­chal Ya­dav, sec­re­tary, NDMC graced the oc­ca­sion as the chief guest. She in­ter­acted with the au­di­ence on the need to re­vive the cul­ture of read­ing and im­por­tance of pub­lic li­braries to en­gage with chil­dren. She was also of the opin­ion that the li­braries need to be mod­ern­ized and dig­i­tal­ized to re­main rel­e­vant in today’s world. IPLM is also uti­liz­ing the op­por­tu­nity to pro­mote the skill of cre­ative writ­ing by or­gan­is­ing a self-writ­ten po­etry in ei­ther Hindi/english or Urdu by the col­lege stu­dents which will also be re­cited by them in front of the au­di­ence at World Book Fair on Jan­uary 13; giv­ing them the plea­sure of get­ting ac­co­lades from the live au­di­ences for their own cre­ation. World Book Fair con­tin­ues till Jan­uary 14 at Pra­gati Maidan.

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