Int’l Book Fair In Odisha Capital From Feb 20

Bhubaneswar: An international-level book fair will be held at the Exhibition Ground in Odisha capital from February 20 to 28.

Hundreds of book publication houses from all over the world will participate in the fair, which is being organised by Odisha Language, Literature and Culture Department.

For a stall of 100 square ft at the ground, a publication house would have to pay Rs 4,500. The Odia books and other language books will be sold at a discount of 10 per cent and five per cent discount, official sources said.

Besides book release function, cultural programmes will be organised every evening.

On behalf of Odisha Language, Literature and Culture Department, Odisha Sahitya Academy, Odia Bhasha Pratisthana, Harekrushna Mahatab State Library and Odisha Books Publishers and Sellers Association will be organising the fair.

A meeting in this regard was held at the Sanskruti Bhaban here on Wednesday.

Odisha Language, Literature and Culture Department Secretary Manoranjan Panigrahi chaired the meeting and emphasised on making it a success.

Among others, Additional Secretary Bijaya Nayak, Bhasha Pratisthana Director Dr Tamasa Rani Das Mohapatra, Santosh Chaterjee and Subhendu Sekhar Ratha were present.


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