Imphal, May 27,
The 9 Day Imphal Book Fair organised by National Book Trust in collaboration with Directorate of Education (U), Government of Manipur and Saheed Madhumangal Foundation is being underway at DM College of Science Campus.
The book Fair was inaugurated by Y. Khemchand, Speaker, Manipur Legislative Assembly as Chief yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest said that Book is a part of human civilization and also encouraged the people present at the inauguration function to cultivate the habit of book reading.
Education Minister Th. Radheshyam Singh who graced the inaugural function as Special invitee said that Books are source of knowledge, knowledge empowered humans with authority and the authority gained from knowledge is the highest form of authority. Books can be our friend whenever we need time away from our hard day lives. He further said that life is like a book, it contains good chapters so, like a book one will come across a good chapter in his/her life.
The Book Fair is participated by 35 publishing houses from different states including six from the state. There are 72 stalls showcasing different books. In connection with the fair, Workshop on Creative Writing for Children, Presentation of short stories for general readers, Orientation on Reader’s Club and Workshop for Teachers, Storytelling for Children, Workshop on Enacting a Story, Career in Book Publishing and Cultural Programme will be organised from 27th to 31st May, 2018.
The inaugural function was also attended by Prof.(Dr.) Kuldip Chand Agnihotri, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Himachal Pradesh; Prof. Ramjeevan Singh Thakur, Director IGNTU, Regional Campus , Manipur; K. Radhakumar, Member , Sahitya Academy & Registrar, NSU as Guests of Honour and Smt. S. Satyabhama Devi, Chairperson, Saheed Madhumangal Foundation & MSWDC.