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