Govt launches Home Library Scheme

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New Delhi, Feb 4 (UNI) The Publication Division of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry today floated a Home Library Scheme at the ongoing World Book Fair here today.

The Scheme was launched by Secretary Information and Broadcasting Asha Swarup.

A book on Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi in Hindi was also released during the function by noted film maker Muzaffar Ali.

This book on the great Sufi poet is written by retired senior IPS officer Trinath Mishra.

Born in 13th Century in West Asia, Rumi, along with Hafiz, is among the most illuminating stars of Persian poetry.

After releasing the book Chief Guest Shri Muzaffar Ali expressed his happiness stating that for Hindi speaking world, bringing out the book on Rumi was a very important step forward by the Division.

At a time when people were losing touch with their culture and philosophy, the Division had successfully tried to restore the important link.

The author, emphasised the relevance of Rumi stating that Rumi was to Persian what Tulsidas was to Hindi.

While launching the Home Library Scheme, Ms Swarup lauded the Publications Division's efforts and said the launch of the Scheme reflected the will and sincerity of the Division to reach out to book-loving Indian masses.

Welcoming the guests, the Additional Director General (In-Charge) in the Division Veena Jain explained that the Scheme offered handsome discount in customer-friendly and convenient packages.

She invited everybody to share the wonderful experience of going through Publication Division's books and journals covering a variety of subjects, tastefully presented and reasonably priced.

By paying a small amount of Rs 100 annually, members of Home Library Scheme would be entitled for 20 per cent concession on any more than 100 rupees after-rebate purchase of the Division's books.

This concession will be available to members all over the country Even this small membership amount of Rs. 100 will stand reduced to 50 rupees only for a three-year subscription of any of its magazines.


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