Jamshedpur, Nov. 8: The 35th Jamshedpur Book Fair, a treat to book lovers with a wide range of books in English, Hindi, Bengali, Gurmukhi, Odia and Santhali, opened today at Rabindra Bhawan ground.
Organised by The Tagore Society the book fair like every year has publishers from New Delhi, Calcutta, Odisha and other states and would continue till Nov 17.
Jusco managing director, Tarun Daga inaugurated the fair I presence of General Secretary of Tagore Society, Ashis Chowdhury, Dr HS Paul, President of Tagore Society, Sudip Basu, Treasurer of Tagore Society and Jaydev Ghosh, book fair incharge. Ashis Chowdhury informed that Rs 5 will be charges as entry fee while students in school dress will be allowed free entry.
He said that all precautionary measures such as installing CCTV, fire-fighters, dog squad have been made to ensure life and property during the fair.
“Our priority is more on quality publishers and not just quantity. We would like book lovers to come and enjoy books to cultivate a reading habit,” said the secretary of Tagore Society.
“Sales have been hit from the past two years after demonetisation. This year we expect the sales to be better because people are now used to the digital mode of payment,” said Chowdhury.