Books open the mind, reduce stress: Brajesh Pathak

Lucknow, 23 September (H.S.). Books open the mind. It expands our ability to think. Today, we are becoming dependent on the Internet, while regular use of books increases our concentration and reduces stress. Books keep teaching us something or the other throughout life. These things were said by the Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, […]
 


Books open the mind, reduce stress: Brajesh Pathak

Lucknow, 23 September (H.S.). Books open the mind. It expands our ability to think. Today, we are becoming dependent on the Internet, while regular use of books increases our concentration and reduces stress. Books keep teaching us something or the other throughout life. These things were said by the Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Brajesh Pathak at the inauguration of the 19th Book Fair which started in Lucknow on Friday.

The fair has been organized on the theme ‘Har Ghar Library’ at Balrampur Garden, Ashok Marg in the city. The 10-day long fair will end on October 2, Gandhi Jayanti. The Deputy Chief Minister also paid tribute to the late Umesh Dhal of the trio of founding members of this fair, which was held since 2003.

Earlier, the guests were welcomed by co-convener Aastha Dhal. Chief Convenor Manoj Singh Chandel, while discussing the journey of book fairs that started 19 years back, told how Lucknow’s book fair has made it to the top five book fairs of the country and became popular among book lovers as well as publishers.

Advocate Ramjidas presiding on this occasion, special guest Jaynarayan Shukla, Jainendra Pratap Singh and vice-president of Uttar Pradesh Olympic Association TP Hawelia etc. also gave their views. Senior poet Sanjeev recited the poem. Apoorva Shah of Ahmedabad presented the book ‘Ram Ek Aastha Ka Mandir’ to the Deputy Chief Minister. Moderation was done by Bindu Jain.

About the fair organized by KT Foundation and Force One Books, co-convener Akarshan Jain said that Rajpal, Rajkamal, Kitabghar, Lokbharti, Prabhat, Prakashan Sansthan, Cheap Sahitya Mandal, New Kitab, Setu, Samyak, Nikhil Prakashan, Competition Darpan will participate in the fair. Publications Department in Government Publishers including Iktara, U.P. Hindi Sansthan, U.P. Urdu Academy, U.P. Publications of Sanskrit Sansthan, Yogda, Ramakrishna Math will also be available. Entry to the fair is free. Book lovers will get a minimum 10% discount. The fair will be open for book lovers from 11 am to 9 pm daily till October 2. There is ample arrangement of parking within Balrampur Garden.

In the coming days, the works of writers and poets will be discussed in the book fair. The protocol of Kovid-19 will also be followed in the book fair. Along with this, various competitions of dance, painting, cartoon making, essay writing, singing etc. will be organized online for children every day in association with Jyoti Kiran Ratan.

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