English News

  • youtube
  • facebook
  • twitter

New Delhi World Book Fair postponed due to Covid-19

The nine-day mega book fair, being organised by National Book Trust - an autonomous organisation of the government under the Ministry of Education - in collaboration with India Trade Promotion Organisation

With the Covid-19 pandemic again surging in the country, the New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) has been postponed with the recent restrictions imposed by Delhi Disaster Management Agency coming into force.

This 30th edition of the Book Fair was to held from January 8 to 16 at New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan. The new dates for the event will be announced shortly.

In a statement issued by the National Book Trust, the organiser of NDWBF said: "In view of the latest DDMA guidelines and the requests made by various stakeholders, the NDWBF 2022 has been postponed. The fresh dates will be announced separately.”

Last year the event was held online.

This well attended Fair was first organised in 1972 and this year the NDWBF was planning to celebrate its golden jubilee with a photo exhibition.

This year’s theme for the Fair was “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”, commemorating 75 years of Indian independence.

A number of literary and cultural programmes, including a special children’s corner, Yuva corner, seminars, discussions, workshops, were to be organised with France as the guest country.