Question: Who inaugurated the World Book Fair in New Delhi?
(a) Narendra Modi
(b) Ram Nath Kovind
(c) Smriti Irani
(d) Prakash Javadekar
- The New Delhi World Book Fair was inaugurated by Human Resource & Development Minister Prakash Javadekar. The fair was organized by National Book Trust, India at Pragati Maidan from 5- 13 January, 2019.
- This was the 27th edition of 9 day long annual event. The theme of book fair was ‘Readers with Special Needs’.
- Over 20 countries took part in this fair. Sharjah was recognized as the guest of honour country and had shown the rich and dynamic culture and literature of UAE. There was a special book exhibition on and by Mahatma Gandhi and his associates to mark his 150th birth anniversary.
- The New Delhi World Book Fair is one of the oldest book fairs of India. It started in 1972 and was inaugurated by then President V.V. Giri.