A 7-day certificate course in book publishing organised with the sponsorship of the National Book Trust (NBT), India under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, has been underway since Monday at the mini conference hall of the Tribal Research Institute at Chingmeirong in Imphal.
Around 70 trainees, who are engaged in diverse fields and stationed at different places, participated in the course in book publishing, according to training officer Narender Kumar of NBT, India.
The basic objective of holding the course is to enhance the skills of those who want to explore the world of publishing books right from editorial to copy rights, Narender Kumar added. The initiative was taken up as part of the Central Government’s skill development initiatives.
Prof GS Jolly of New Delhi delivered a lecture on editorial on the second day of the course after Sridhar Balan presented the inaugural lecture on overview of publishing on the day one.
Kalyan Banerjee, chief production officer of National Council of Educational Research and Training will deliver a comprehensive lecture on designing on the third day of the course on May 30 and some other resource persons will make presentations on production and copy rights and other subjects.
It may be mentioned that the certificate course in book publishing was simultaneously organized along with the ongoing 9-day Imphal Book Fair by the NBT, India in association with the directorate of education (U), Government of Manipur and Saheed Madhumangal Foundation, Imphal at DM College of Science ground in Imphal.
The week-long course, which was inaugurated on May 28, will conclude with a valedictory function on June 4 next.
Manipur tribal & hills areas development minister N Kayisii and director of Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Regional Campus, Manipur, Prof Ramjeevan Singh Thakur besides NBT, India officials attended the formal inaugural function of the week-long course while Manipur Assembly speaker Yumnam Khemchand inaugurated the Imphal Book Fair on May 26.
People, who have visited the ongoing Imphal Book Fair, felt that the book fair has been organised in a well-designed manner in the State.