Lucknow: The youth of today is dynamic and rearing to go. They are far more advanced in life. However there remain a sizable chunk who lack inspiration and motivation to do fairly well in the daily rat race. In such situations the youth many a times loses steam and is left behind. This year the Lucknow Book Fair has a number of literary works which are giving the youth a chance to get inspired from and nudge them to do better in life.
There is a large amount of inspiring children’s literature in the Lucknow Book Fair . While there are useful books on education, competitive examinations and many other subjects for the youth and researchers pursuing secondary and higher education, the launch of Dr. Sudhakar Adeeb’s book, ten biographies, along with attractive cultural presentations has been a special eye catcher for the youth in the events of the fair.
Subjects like Administrative, Humanities, Social Sciences, Botany, Informatics, Linguistics, Ayurveda, Commerce and Anatomy Vocabulary at stall of Scientific and Technical Terminology Commission New Delhi are vast repositories of knowledge.
Vocabulary books are attracting attention of students and research scholars of higher education. Books on mass communication and journalism are on the stalls of Vani and Hindi Sansthan. Bhagini Nivedita based on Swami Vivekananda at the stall of Ramakrishna Vivekananda Vedanta Literature, as I saw you, the principles of success, success in student life, personality development, how to build character, the mind and its grace, etc have quite a few takers.
The publication stall of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has books on Netaji, Amar Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Stories of Vivekananda, Bhagat Singh Amar Vidrohi and other motivational books for youth.
Piyush Mishra’s Kuch Ishq Kiya Kuch Kaam Kiya, Geet Chaturvedi’s Alap Mein Girah, Sahir Ludhianvi’s Jab Dharti Nagme Gayegi, Sunoot’s Sacred Sin, Ravish Kumar’s Bolna Hi Hai add much needed firepower in the minds of the youth. The Best of Terror, Your Way to Success, Shakespeare’s Story, Chanakya Niti, Bhaktiyogi Vivekananda, Piyush Mishra’s Mere Manch Ki Sargam, Nilotpal Mrinal’s Yaar Magician Aughad and Satya Vyas’s Banaras Talkies Books at Bookland stalls keeps drawing crowds.
Many novels and stories books are new at the stall of Sasta Sahitya including Akhilesh’s ideas of democracy, Giriraj Kishore’s as proposed. The publication institute also has translations of Raghav Sharan Sharma’s Junge Azadi Mein Muslim Society, Sunil Gangopaghyay’s Insan Tale Insan, Chekhov and Gorky’s books. Apart from this, novels, story books priced at Rs 50 to 100 are attracting the attention of the youth at various book stalls.
On behalf of Pralek Prakashan, Dr. Sudhakar Adeeb’s book Dus Jeevaniyaan was launched in the presence of Dr. Amita Dubey, Padmakant Sharma. Sudhakar Adeeb said- Many great men and great women have been making their presence felt in the civilized society. It is the essential responsibility of every intellectual to nurture such extraordinary persons who are like rare ideas in themselves. Chief guest Dr. Amita Dubey said that in these ten great and inspirational personalities of the book, the struggle of life, loyalty to the truth, social concerns, various colors of life are seen. Dayanand Pandey said – The writer has made history, life, time and time all one by improving them in a rosary.
Release of poems
Under the auspices of Navsrijan Literary Sanstha, two poetic works of Smritishesh Viplav Varma, “Tears not hidden” and “Twilight in mind” were inaugurated under the chairmanship of Dr.VG Goswami, the combination of Devesh Dwivedi ‘Devesh’ and the operation of Dr. Yogesh.
Former DGP Maheshchandra Dwivedi, Prof. Usha Sinha and Dr. Sultan Shakir Hashmi did this. Senior and budding creators added weight to the ceremony by their presence in the ceremony.
In a youth oriented organized under Vishwam Mahotsav in conjunction with UP Tripathi, the students of Guru Nanak Girls Degree College created awareness through their presentations on problems like terrorism, molestation, violence against women. The students also gave messages and entertained through cultural presentations. The students of Ramadhin Girls PG College prepared and displayed posters on the theme of the book fair, Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.
A street play on mental health was also presented by Amity University and in the same sequence, a discussion was also done by Amity University on the occasion of World Bipolar Day. World Bipolar Day is celebrated every year on 30 March, the birthday of famous painter Vincent van Gogh, regarding bipolar or bipolar mental disorder. Van Gogh was posthumously diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The purpose of the seminar held in the fair today on World Bipolar Day was to make people aware of this disease related to dangerous mood swings etc. On the second day in the free mental therapy camp of the fair, 15 student counsellors including Atul, Sneha, Aditi, Monal and Vinayak along with Assistant Professor Ansuma Dubey from Amity University, Department of Clinical Psychology, tested more than 78 needy persons and gave proper counselling.