India Pavilion inaugurated at London Book Fair

India Pavilion highlights Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary

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Sadhana Rout, director general, Publications Division and Vikram Sahay, joint secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting inaugurated the India Pavilion at London Book Fair, which took place from 12 to 14 March at the London Olympia.

The India Pavilion laid special focus on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It displayed the digital version of the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, apart from various other titles on culture, history and folklore of India. An interactive digital media experience on the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi, Statue of Unity and other major achievements of India was also available at the Pavilion.

A seminar on ‘Making of the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi – Print and Electronic Versions’ – was also organized at the London Olympia.

Ravi Rama Krishna, additional director general, BOC and senior officials of the Indian High Commission in London were also present on the occasion.

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