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Day filled with B2B Meets, Discussions, Fun Activities and much more at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2023

Apart from being a haven for booklovers, New Delhi World Book Fair is also an International platform for various business opportunities in the publishing industry. The New Delhi Rights Table – Publishing Conference – is being organized on the sidelines of the New Delhi World Book Fair on 27 and 28 February 2023 where, on the first day, over 80 publishers from India and 12 other countries met and exchanged their business interests like selling and buying book rights of their respective titles. Shri Ramesh Mittal, President FIP, Prof. Angus Phillips, Director, Oxford International Centre for Publishing, Oxford Brookes University and Shri Yuvraj Malik, Director NBT-India discussed ‘How to Make Optimum Use of a Rights Forum’ in the inaugural session, which was followed by the publishers matchmaking sessions.
The Theme Pavilion at NDWBF is setting the stage for various daily events, discussions and book launches celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The highlights for the day were Prime Time Talks with popular authors Vikram Sampath, Vishwas Patil, and Akhilesh Mishra. The day began with a book release under India@75 series “Agnata Santa Hardekar Manjappa” authored by Shri Aravinda Chokkadi in the presence of Prof. Purushottama Bilimale and Prof. T.S Satyanath. It was followed by another book launch of ‘Peshawar ke Mahanayak’ and ‘Himnad: Manav Jeewan Ka Adhikar’ by Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.
Next, a panel discussion on ‘National Consciousness in Literature’ was organised with Shri Anup Tiwari, Shri Kanhaiya Tripathi, Dr. Rahul, Chandan Kumar Chaube and Shri. Vijay Kumar Mishra.
International Events Corner saw two sessions with the PM-YUVA authors discussing the ‘Tribal Heroes from the Indian Freedom Struggle Movement’ and ‘What I Learnt about Authorship’. Next was a session on ‘Turkish Literature in India’ where Mr. Taner Beyoglu, Vice General Director of Libraries and Publication of Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Türkiye, Mr. Nermin Mollaoglu, Literary Agent – Kalem Agency, and Mr Firat Sunel, Author and Turkish Ambassador to New Delhi talked about the similarities in the literature of Turkey and India. For the next session, panelists Mr. Ramesh Kr. Mittal, Mr. Mohammed Ajmal, Mr. Mohammed Umair and Mr. Mahmood Asim discussed the tremendous impact of the increasingly globalized situation and use of digital media on the printing house and publishing industry.
Sessions at the Children’s Pavilion began with storytelling by Kshama Sharma, the first woman to receive the Hindi Bal Sahitya Puraskar by 2022 where she narrated a story “Baste” from her collection “Kshama Sharma ki Chuninda Bal Kahaniyan”. This was followed by an Inter-School Quiz Competition where over 100 students from various schools across Delhi participated in the competition. An interactive Illustration Workshop by Canato Jimo was attended by more than 50 young students and an Inter-School Spell Bee Competition was also held where more than 50 students participated. The day at the Children’s Pavilion ended with a Storytelling Workshop on ‘Tribal Folklore of India’.
At the Authors’ Corner, a discussion on Ms Rashmi Trivedi’s book “She for Her” was organised. Next was the book launch of Shri Kevin Missal’s third book in the Narsimha trilogy “Prahlad”. The session was later joined by author Shri Vikram Singh, for the release of his new titles “Vastra” and “Kalyug”. The book release was followed by a Discussion on the Malyalam translation of the English version of “Global Capital and Peripheral Labour”, authored by Shri K. Raviraman. The last session for the day at the Authors’ Corner was a book discussion on ‘Voyage of Trishna and Adventure Sports’ by Brig. TPS Chowdhury.
At the NEP Pavilion, a session on ‘Technical Terminology in Education/Teaching Nation Education Policy 2020” in which Chairman of CSTT (Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology) Prof. Girish Nath Jha, Dr. Dharmendra Kumar, Dr. Ashok N. Selvatkar, Dr. B.K Singh, Mr. Deepak Kumar, Mr. MK Bharal discussed about the increasing technical terminology in regional languages. In the next session, Dr. Deepti Priya Mehrotra made a presentation on ‘NEP, Life skill and Integral Education’ where she talked about various aspects of an integral learning process.

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