Literary-cultural activities will run from morning to evening
Lucknow, Lucknow Book Fair is being organized from 5 to 14 March at Children’s Museum lan located in Charbagh. The theme of this fair will be self-reliant India. The fair will be inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Dinesh Sharma. In
OptiCumb will be 21. Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Dinesh Sharma has given consent to inaugurate the book fair at 5 pm on Friday 5 March. The theme of the fair is self-sustaining India. Director Akshar Chandel said that the blueprint of the fair has been prepared only after the norms of organizing the program have been relaxed by the central and state governments. As usual, there will be no entry fee at this Lucknow Book Fair, which runs from 11 am to 9 pm. But following the Kovid protocol, book lovers will not be given entry without a mask.
He said that in this period of epidemic, book business has suffered more than Rs 26 crore in the last one year. The academic books of the syllabus account for 80 per cent of this loss. He enumerated the never ending benefits of books apart from the disadvantages of virtual world latches and said that books are known as best friends and books have played an important role in the development of society since ages.
Manoj Singh Chandel further informed that National Book Trust, Rajkamal, Lokbharati, Vani Prakashan, Central Hindi Directorate, Publications Department, Uttar Pradesh Hindi Institute, Sindhi Language Council, Urdu Language National Council, Children’s Book Trust, Sri Ramakrishna Mission, Rational Vichar Cafe, Oswal Publishers, Sultan Chand, Prakashan Sansthan along with many other publishers and distributors are participating in the book fair. A separate free stall is being set up by local authors to display and sell their books.
A free eye-screening camp will also be held in collaboration with the Futuristic Vision Center at the fair under World Glaucoma Week, which runs from March 7 to 13. Jyoti Kiran Ratan informed that special events for women will be held at the Book Fair on Women’s Day. Apart from this, inter-college competition, open mic session, exhibition talk show etc. will also be organized.