World Book Fair inaugurated in Delhi

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New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): The 19th World Book Fair began in New Delhi on Saturday.

The nine-day fair, organised by the National Book Trust (NBT), has 35 foreign publishers exhibiting books from 15 countries.

The fair has 2,400 stalls and 1,199 participants and representation from international bodies like ILO, WHO and UNESCO.

Ruskin Bond, the literary laureate who has been enchanting readers of all age groups for more than five decades, was present at the fair.

"Well children always give me encouragement and the kind of response I am getting now is something (that) keeps me going as a writer. And that's why I like writing for them," said Bond.

Aadarsh Pvt. Ltd, a publishing house, launched what it called as the country's first 'Talking Pen' in the fair. This Multimedia Print Reader (MPR) recites the written text. The technology has been developed to elevate the learning experience of students by focusing on the enormous benefits of learning.

"We launched this multimedia print reader that can be commonly called as a 'Talking Pen'. Any book of any publisher can be printed in multiple languages through this," said Manish Rajoria, director, Aadarsh Pvt. Ltd.

The fair is showcasing over 150 books on the life, politics and philosophy of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. (ANI)

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