Via The Economic Times
Literature for children is the focus of the New Delhi World Book Fair, which begins here on February 15 with Poland as the guest country and participants from 25 countries aiming to promote the habit of reading.
President Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to inaugurate the 9-day fair themed on “Kathasagara: Celebrating Children’s Literature” and organised by the National Book Trust (NBT) in association with the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) at Pragati Maidan.
“Reading and literature for children are the main focus for the publishing industry the world over. We have a special section to commemorate birth centenary of children’s writer and illustrator Shankar Pillai,” A Sethumadhavan, Chairman, NBT said today.
Author Ruskin Bond will be the guest of honour for the Fair, which is expected to see discussions, workshops and interactive sessions with authors and illustrators.
A specially curated exhibition “A Tale of Tales” will talk about children’s literature in Indian languages across six categories- “Myths, Legends and Folktales”, “Storytelling tradition in India”, “Epics and Classics Retold for Children” “Towards Freedom”, “Tales for a new nation” and “Tales Today.”
Apart from Shankar Pillai, the founder of Children’s Book Trust, the theme pavillion will also commemorate children’s authors Pulak Biswas and Harikrishna Devsare.
‘Kids-Bubble’ would host magic shows, film screenings and special art and craft mankind demonstrations for children from February 16-23.
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