Saturday, January 30, 2010

World Book Fair inaugurated by Sibal

The 19th World Book Fair was inaugurated by Kapil Sibal, Union Minister of Human Resource Development at Pragati Maidan in Delhi on Saturday.

Around 1200 Indian and foreign publishers and exhibitors are participating in the fair, which is spread over an area of 42,000 square meters and showcases books on various subjects.

In a message, President Pratibha Patil said: "Books are storehouses of human knowledge and it is important that books from all disciplines be made available to readers in the country." Sibal added, "Human civilisation and books compliment each other and books play an important part in carrying the civilisation further and ensuring cultural unity in a pluralistic country like India."

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