Lucknow: On the second day of the ongoing Lucknow Book Fair at Charbagh Children’s Museum, the book lovers started turning up in large numbers. Literary lovers enjoyed literary and cultural events. There was movement of people till late evening.
Books based on President Ram Kovind’s speeches at the Publications Department’s stall, Democracy Ke Tevar, a collection of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s addresses Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas, Coffee Table Book based on Venkaiah Naidu are prominent.
Rajdeep Sardesai’s 2019 Modi victory at Vani Prakashan’s stall, Dharmendra Kumar’s brand Modi’s magic, Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna’s life journey by Rita Bahuguna Joshi and Ramnaresh Tripathi, Shashi Tharoor’s Why I am a Hindu, Hriday Narayan Dixit’s Humanity Spirituality , Knowledge of knowledge, Madhu of Arthavaveda, Rigveda an introduction are the books based on the main political thought.
On the stall of National Book Trust there are other books including Bharat Vaibhav by Om Prakash Pandey, Footprints of Ambedkar Yatra, Na Hanyate on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. On the stall of the publication, there are books based on Mahatma Gandhi based on Truth, Chakravarti Sanyasi Sardar Patel, Mahanayak Subhash Chandra Bose and other books.
Apart from Rajkamal and Rajpal Prakashan, books from other publishers are on the stall of Bookland Pratishthan. In which Ashok Kumar Pandey’s He Killed Gandhi, Kashmir and Kashmiri Pandits, Kashmirnama, Sahir Ludhianvi’s Talks etc. are prominent books.
The Lucknow Book Fair, based on the theme ‘Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat’, will continue till April 3. For the first time, Kolkata Library has also participated in the fair. The director of the fair, Akarsh Chandel, said that this 10-day fair will run from 11 am to 9 pm every day till April 3. Following Covid-19, free entry is being given in the fair. Minimum 10% discount is being given on every book. Free stalls of published books of authors have been set up. Stalls of books in many languages like Hindi, English, Urdu and Sindhi along with other related materials are decorated in the fair. Major publishers include Publications Division, National Book Trust, Bharatiya Jnanpith, National Library Kolkata, Vani Prakashan, Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan, Sasta Sahitya Mandal, Sindhi Bhasha National Council, Sri Ramakrishna Mission, Publications Institute, Scholars Hub etc.
On behalf of the Akhil Bhartiya Agit Parishad, a poetry festival dedicated to litterateur Dr. Ranganath Mishra ‘Satya’ took place on the platform of the book fair. Prof. VG Goswami’s work “Ehsaas Ki Ibaratein” was launched. In the Vishwam Mahotsav organized on the stage during the day, children and youth showed their skills in the competition of dance, singing. In which the children of Creative Dance Academy, Navyug Girls College showed enthusiasm. Posters were made on Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat and environmental protection.