The 22nd Neyveli Book Fair, organized by NLC India Ltd. was inaugurated by Justice R. Subramanian, Judge, High Court of Madras, Chennai on 05th July, 2019 in the presence of Shri Rakesh Kumar, CMD and Functional Directors of NLCIL.This Book Fair will be on till 14th July 2019.
In his Inaugural address, Justice R.Subramanian commended NLCIL for honouring eminent writers, publishers and encouraging new upcoming writers by releasing their books as part of the Book Fair. While mentioning the world’s premier Book Fair at Frankfurt, Germany, he drew parallels with the Neyveli Book Fair, saying that both the Book Fairs make avenues for readers to interact with Publishers and Writers. He also extolled the efforts of NLCIL to bring more than 150 Book Publishers under one roof in a non-cosmopolitan area and that this has helped to serve the society by creating an effective knowledge hub. Hon’ble Justice honoured Shri. Karan Karki, Chennai, selected for the Best Writer award, M/s. Kannadasan Pathipagam, Chennai, the Best Publisher and released the Book Titled “Oththa Pulla Naan” a collection of poems written by R. Mohan, CGM, CSR, NLCIL.
Rakesh Kumar, CMD, NLCIL stressed the importance of books as a catalyst in carrying knowledge, information and culture from sages and acting as a bridge between cultures. He emphasized the significance of Parents and Teachers being a role model in this digital era to inculcate the habit of book reading among children. He informed that, as part of the celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, NLCIL had put up a special stall on Mahatma Gandhi’s Life and his writings.
NLC directors R. Vikraman, N.N.M. Rao, Shaji John, senior officials of NLCIL besides eminent and senior officials from the Central and State governments will participate in the event.