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Grand Sucess to World Book Fair at Pragati maidan, New Delhi

New Delhi, 01 March 2012 ::  Government declared that they would  try to host the fair every year given its increasing popularity and growing status as one of the most important book-related events in the Afro-Asian region.
The National Book Trust which hosts the fair has been trying to persuade the government to make the fair an annual event for several years.
More than a dozen non-profit organisations are supporting the events along with government-aided film organisations, universities and trade bodies.
The fair which is celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema is themed on the relationship between literature and cinema.
The fair is hosting 1,300 exhibitors in 2,500 kiosks in 10 of the 12 halls at Pragati Maidan spread over 45,000 square metres.
“For those who don’t like books, there are cultural programmes and a sprawling food court”. An information counter, armed with writers’ profiles, bibliographies and catalogues, is helping buyers and visitors locate the books they are looking for.
A fleet of three-wheeled mechanised rickshaws is ferrying tourists and first aid facility available at different spots around the fair.

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