Tharoor to inaugurate New Delhi World Book Fair

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 01, 2013 12:53 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IBNS) Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor will inaugurate New Delhi World Book Fair 2013 at Pragati Maidan in the national capital on Monday.

National Book Trust, India, an apex body of the Ministry of Human Resource Development engaged in book promotional activities in the country, is organizing New Delhi World Book Fair from Feb 4 to 10.

The fair is being co-organized with India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), Pragati Maidan.

Dr Karan Singh, eminent author, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and President, Indian Council for Cultural Relations would be the Guest of Honour.

Francois Richier, Ambassador of France for India, will be the special guest on the occasion.

About 1100 exhibitors from India and abroad will display books at around 2100 stalls.

About 23 countries including China, USA, Poland, South Korea, Turkey and UNO agencies like WHO, UNESCO, among others will be displaying books in the Foreign Pavilion.

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