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See You World Book Fair Again in 2019


See You World Book Fair Again in 2019

Sunday was the most fitting finale of the world-renowned book fair of New Delhi. We hope the event takes place at the same venue next year, and with more detailing and features!

NBT World Book Fair 2018 blog: Day 09 – Sunday 14 January 2018
By Sanjay V Shah

While India celebrated Lohri, Makar Sankrant and Pongal on today, books and literature lovers celebrated their undying enthusiasm to be with books at the World Book Fair at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. It was the last day and as expected, it was the best day of the entire fair.

When we entered the ground in the morning from gate number 8, also known as Pragati Maidan Metro station gate in locals, we saw the longest queue, sorry, queues, of the fair. Once inside, and with a speedy look around, we noted that visitors had been here, there, everywhere.

Our stall saw the maximum number of visitors today. Maybe, today’s number of visitors would be equal the entire 8-days visitors we had!

So many authors, so many translators, so many publishers and so many others who wanted to know more about Mangrol Multimedia. Many had come after seeing our advertisements in newspapers. We interacted with them, discussed possibilities of association with them and made them fully satisfied.

Then, we also had few lovely visitors, actually, stall holders like us, who came to gist us something, or to click photographs with us for memories. We also had NBT people at the stall who gifted us a cool calendar for the year 2018. This year, we also subscribed to NBT’s magazine as we really likes its quality and content. Then, we shopped for books from few stalls. In all, it was a fabulous day.

The National Book Trust India organized New Delhi World Book Fair is one of the most happening and praiseworthy fairs of its kind, not just in India but in world. At the same time, we earnestly feel that it could become better and bigger with little extra efforts.

Before we concluded our day, we also learnt few things. Some people said that the Fair maybe organized in Greater Noida next year, as construction works at Pragati Maidan would go on for quite some time. Some others said that construction works would be completed before the next Fair and you’d have several new facilities here, including hotels, restaurants within the Maidan.

Let us all hope that the venue remains same for the Fair. Let us all hope that all developmental works further enhances footfalls, interests and image of the Fair.

See you again soon, New Delhi World Book Fair!

(Sanjay V Shah is Founder-CEO of Mangrol Multimedia)

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