| New Delhi |
Published: January 18, 2020 2:30:34 am
Scaling up the World Book Fair with “special focus on authors below 15 years of age” to involving Nobel laureates, preparing to “showcase India’s contribution to the world” when the country celebrates 75 years of Independence in 2022, to facilitating the work of editors and experts in the organisation. These are some of the plans of Lieutenant Colonel Yuvraj Malik, the new Director of National Book Trust (NBT) who joined the Centre on deputation from the Indian Army on January 8.
“We have just completed a review of the World Book Fair (January 4-12, 2020). In the future, we will try to scale things up. There will be more participation from foreign delegations. Specifically, we will give more impetus to authors below 15 years of age and children,” says Malik, adding that his team will focus on “better categorisation” of stalls and promoting affordable book reading.
“Say a man is interested in award-winning books, there will be a section for that. There will be a section for religious and spiritual books… People have also asked for a military…