Imphal Book Fair is underway at DM College of Science Campus in Imphal. The nine-day book fair started on May 27, has been organized to create awareness about reading habits among the common people.
The book fair was organized by National Book Trust(NBT) in collaboration with Directorate of Education (U), Government of Manipur and Saheed Madhumangal Foundation.
35 publishing houses from different states including six from Manipur are taking part in the fair which has around 72 stalls. Some of the highlights of the fair are -workshop on creative writing for children, presentation of short stories for general readers, orientation on reader’s club and workshop for teachers, storytelling for children, workshop on enacting a story, career in book publishing and cultural Programmes are being organized.
NBT Book lover’s membership cards and other forms of book lovers cards will also be given during the upcoming book fair so that the cards holders can buy NBT books at a discounted rate, according to the organizers. So those who love to order our books in bunch online can also be done through our sites.
The fair was formally inaugurated by Manipur assembly speaker Yumnam Khemchand on Saturday. Education MinisterTh Radheshyam Singh, Prof (Dr) Kuldip Chand Agnihotri, Vice Chancellor,Central University of Himachal Pradesh; Prof Ramjeevan Singh Thakur, Director IGNTU, Regional Campus , Manipur, K Radhakumar, Member,Sahitya Academy & Registrar, National Sports University and S Satyabhama Devi, Chairperson, Saheed Madhumangal Foundation & MSWDC also attended the inaugural function.
Speaking on the occasion, Khemchand encouraged people present at the inauguration to cultivate the habit of book reading. On the other hand, Education Minister Radheshyam, said that books are a source of knowledge, knowledge empowered humans with authority and the authority gained from knowledge is the highest form of authority.
Books can be our friend whenever we need time away from our day lives. He further said that life is like a book, it contains good chapters so, like a book one will come across a good chapter in his/her life.