more-news

Weekend brings more book worms to Delhi fair

New Delhi, Aug 25 : Around 80,000 people visited the Delhi Book Fair Sunday, showing a remarkable increase in footfall, an organiser said.


The third day of the fair witnessed a huge rush with all the five halls packed with visitors and the sales looking up.

The estimated figure for those who came to the fair was close to 80,000, said the organiser.

Amarnath Verma, chairman of Star Publication which publishes ethnic books and dictionaries, said their books attracted youth,

This year the revenue for the first day has increased by 150 percent as compared to 2012, he said.

A book titled "Guru Darshan - Tera Safar" by author H.H. Ghasita was also released.

The day also saw book release function by Kant Darshan Publishers and painting competition by B Jain publishers.

M.L. Bhatia, assistant editor (Punjabi), National Book Trust of India, said that apart from fiction, children books and life histories were a major attraction for the visitors this year.

The book fair was inaugurated Friday at Delhi's Pragati Maidan.

--IANS (Posted on 25-08-2013)

more-news headlines

Jammu and Kashmir: 1 polling officer killed, 5 injured in militant attack

Cop killed in Assam poll violence

Sluggish voting in Jammu and Kashmir

Injured CRPF troopers recuperating, truck driver yet missing

Court denies guardianship of mentally ill husband to wife

Power secretary reviews Delhi's Bawana power plant

Man, son nabbed for selling land on forged documents

Congress has lost its mind, says BJP

Poll official killed, five injured in Kashmir guerrilla attack

After 8 years in jail, hotel manager's killer freed as a juvenile

Two-thirds electorate cast ballot in Chhattisgarh

Five of family burnt to death in Delhi fire

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top