To promote publishing, writing and cultural reading in the society, the Government of India has announced to frame a National Book Promotion Policy. The policy seeks to motivate and facilitate effective writing, good publishing and systematic distribution of books, making then accessible to readers.
The announcement was made by Minister of State of Human Resource Development Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, at two-day national seminar organised by National Book Trust.
With this move, cultural, national, tribal and other literatures will be preserved and foster the importance of printed books in the society.
Under this policy, Indian literature will receive preferential treatment in publishing policies, writing and distribution policies across the country while promoting reading.
“The Government of India is working on finalising a National Book Promotion Policy, which will take care of providing a policy direction to the whole spectrum of book publication, writing and distribution in order to promote a culture of reading in the society,” added the HRD State Minister.
He also highlighted the role being played by National Book Trust and assured the commitment of the Government of India to support its endeavors to meet its avowed objectives.
While deliberating on the theme of the seminar, Dr. Pandey said, “Nationalism is an integral part of Indian literature.”
The national seminar had sessions focused on the tribal literature, folk literature, etc and their importance in order to preserve our culture and literature.