Seven books brought out by the Publications Division of the Ministry of I&B, on subjects ranging from Mahatma Gandhi to Buddhism, were released on Saturday at the World Book Fair by I&B Secretary Amit Khare.
Stressing on the importance of reading books, Khare said that while one may get information from the internet, books provide true knowledge and broaden one's understanding.
The books include "Bapu ke ashirwaad", "2500 years of Buddhism", "Portraits of Strength", "Hindi Swadesh mein aur Videsh Mein" and "Rang Birangi Kahaniya", among others.
Appreciating the good work done by Publications Division, he said that the Division not only gives opportunities to good writers from across the length and breadth of the country, but also helps spread Indian literature abroad.
Khare was also appreciative of the wide representation of women in the event, including representatives of Publications Division as well as authors present, adding that this was indeed a representation of women's empowerment in the true sense.
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