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Jammu Book Fair Inaugurated at Kala Kendra
jkupdate.com | 12-Nov-2018 10:42 PM
  • Sunaina Mehta Secretary JMC inaugurating Jammu Book Fair at Kala Kendra

JAMMU: National Book Trust, New Delhi in collaboration with Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages and Kala Kendra, Jammu organized a 12 days’ Jammu Book Fair today at G R Santosh Gallery of Kala Kendra, Jammu.  The fair will continue up to 22nd November, 2018 daily between 10AM – 6PM. Sunaina Mehta Secretary, Jammu Municipality Corporation inaugurated the Book Fair in the presence of Shyam Lal Kori, Incharge, Jammu Book Fair, Vijay Saraf, President, Amar Singh Club, Jammu and Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn, Secretary, Kala Kendra, Jammu & Additional Secretary, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages. 

While speaking to the media persons, Sunaina Mehta appreciated NBT, Kala Kendra and JAACL for organizing Jammu Book Fair and said that this fair will encourage and boost the youth, in particular, for linking them with book culture. She further said that 2500 titles of books in Hindi, English, Urdu, Dogri, Punjabi, and titles of nine local regional languages like Dogri, Gojri, Pahari, Punjabi, Kashmiri, Urdu, Ladakhi, Balti and Chhina languages under the publications of JKAACL have been displayed in the fair, would prove to be a point of interaction for one & all. 

She also appealed to the parents, students, children and people of Jammu, in general, to visit G R Santosh Gallery at Kala Kendra, Bikram Chok, Jammu because almost all the subjects for every generation have been displayed under one roof, covering legends of India’s Freedom Movement, Politics, Social, Environmental Science, children literature including anthology, monographs of the legendary figures of Indian literature. 

Shyam Lal Kori, Accounts Officer & Incharge Book Fair while welcoming the guests, disclosed that the Book Fair of NBT can be organized in Kashmir during coming summer.

Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn, Secretary, Kala Kendra & additional Secretary, JKAACL while interacting with the media persons informed that Academy publications have also been displayed with the classics of Indian languages in the collaborative event. He also mentioned that with the kind support of Director School Education Board efforts will be made to bring students to the Jammu Book Fair.

Some of the tiles of books displayed in the Book Fair are Our Parliament, Our Constitution, What is Science?, Random Curiosity, Freedom Struggle, Sardar Balabh Bhai Patel, Mahatama Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Our Environment, Hamara Savasth, Bhartiya Chakitsa, Hum Aur Hamara Aahar, Chonva Punjabi sufi Kalam, satarvi Sadee Da Chonva Sahit, Bharat Di Azadi Vich Punjab Da Hissa, Sare Jahan Se Achha, Firak Gorkhpuri Ki Munkhatab Tahreerein, Azeem Sakhshiyeetein, Kabuli Wala, Shor Machaye Shor, Chunu Munu Ki Kahani and others.  

Prominent among others who were present on this occasion included Paramjeet Kaur, Joginder Singh Paandhi, Ashok Sharma, Jang S. Verman, Suraj Singh Suraj, Ashok Kumar Gupta, Manjeet Singh, members of District Library, Jammu and others.   
The vote of thanks was extended by S. Popinder Singh Paras, Editor Punjabi, Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages. 

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