During the week-long celebrations, various book-related programmes, seminars, workshops and exhibitions, especially for and by children, will be organised by the Trust. Programmes will be held in several parts of the country with participation by several educational institutions and literary and publishing organisations. Renowned authors, critics, poets and intellectuals will also be present to make their contribution to the programmes. A major attraction of the event will be a week-long story-telling festival being organised by National Centre for Children's Literature, a wing of National Book Trust-India, at Nehru Bhawan in New Delhi. An exhibition-cum-sale of children's books from various publishing houses will also be held as part of the event.
National Book Trust, an autonomous organisation under the Union Human Resource Development Ministry, is a professional multilingual publishing institution working in the field of quality publication for the promotion of Indian books and dissemination of book culture in the country. Pandit Nehru instituted National Book Trust on August 1, 1957, with the objective of spreading the book-reading culture and thereby creating a learning society. Since its formation, the Trust has been actively involved in promotion and publication of books in all major Indian languages and for all age groups and segments of society. It also encourages authors and publishers by providing them financial assistance for publishing books for higher education.
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