The 21st Neyveli Book Fair, organized by NLC India Ltd. commenced in the Book Fair Grounds Neyveli on 29th June 2018 and Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Tamil Nadu inaugurated the Fair.
In his Inaugural address, Hon’ble Governor said “A book fair is a celebration of books; it is a celebration of the reading habit. It is a celebration of authors and thinkers; it is a celebration of knowledge itself. To mark the occasion Hon’ble Governor honored the Shri C. Mohan, Chennai as the best writer.
Dr. Acharya, the president of the occasion said that, Books are representatives of civilizations and acts as bridges between cultures. He insisted that books enrich individual’s knowledge, activity and improves insights to understand the world.
NLC India Limited with its motto ‘Creating Wealth for Wellbeing’ is contributing to the society through various welfare schemes and projects and it has been continuously striving to bring its efforts and initiatives which bring about a tangible change in the lives of the community. Education is a key focus area for its CSR activities and spreading knowledge to people by acting as a bridge to connect literary world is one of the avenues to light up minds.
In line with this objective, NLC India Limited began the Annual Book Fair at Neyveli in 1998. The event has met with resounding success over the years. Across 10 days, the book fair brings over 150 publishers and over 10,000 titles under one roof to make the book Fair more educative.
NLCIL has been organizing book fair for the past 20 years for the benefit of the public in and around Neyveli. This year it is being organized from 29th June to 8th July 2018.
Very Important Persons from the State and Central Governments will be participating as Chief Guests on different days during the Fair. Shri V.P Thandapani, IAS, District Collector, Cuddalore, Shri Santhosh Kumar, IPS, DIG Villupuram Range, Shri C. Vijaya Kumar, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Cuddalore, Shri B. Lenin, Film Editor and Shri K. Vaidyanathan, Editor, Dinamani are the eminent personalities being invited for the Neyveli Book Fair 2018.
During the days of book fair, eminent writers, publishers will be honored and new books will be released. Over the course of 10 days, The Book Fair put on show digital and paper books, magazines, CDs, and more, targeting School children & Book lovers.
Dr. S.K. Acharya, CMD, NLCIL, Shri Rakesh Kumar, Director (Finance), Shri Subir Das, Director (Mines), Shri V. Thangapandian, Director (Power), Shri R.Vikraman, Director/HR, Shri N. N. M Rao Director (P&P), Shri T. Venkatasubramanian, CVO and other senior officials will participate in the function. The Book Fair concludes on 8th July 2018.