New Delhi: This year's World Book Fair, which started on February 14, has put prime focus on encouraging reading habits and creativity among Children.
A special segment for children named ‘Baal Mandap' has been organized in Hall No. 7, in collaboration with the National Centre for Children's Literature.
The stalls inside the children hall have put on display -children literature, books, journals and magazines in Indian languages. There is a separate hall where skits, educational programs and children interactions are done.
One stall is from Sehwag International School, promoting the educational institute of infamous cricketer Virender Sehwag, who made an appearance on the first day of the event.
“Suryauday- Purvottar Bharat Ke Ubharte Svar, has been kept as theme of the fair, giving prime importance to the writers and authors of North East India. And close to 1050 publishers are participating in the event this year.
The stall of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting displayed varied genre of books - literature, history, autobiography, journals, business, art & culture and much more in the book fair. They also have a special catalogue of books for the children.
The 2015 extravaganza is witnessing the participation of approximately 30 foreign countries including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Iran, Japan, Sweden, Cuba, America and Malaysia.
The rich literature and journals put on display by these countries are much appreciated by the intellectual clan coming there. Pakistan stall has a separate catalogue for books for children, going by the due importance given to the little angles in the book fair.
Out of them, Singapore's book café stall, Saudi Arabia's architectural stall “Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”, and Indonesia's stall with ethnic décor are an eye-candy for the book lovers coming there.
The paintings displayed at Korean Illustrators Exhibition gave a good example of traditional art, much appreciated by the folks coming there. Also the cultural performances happening there held the nerves of visitors
There is no place better than the World Book Fair for the true book lovers, who feel themselves incomplete without the existence of fiction, drama, literature and romance weaved in the golden words by the author.