Publishers and booksellers federation elects new office-bearers

SK Ghai of Sterling Publishers is president

The office-bearers at the AGM.

The 69th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The Federation of Publishers’ & Booksellers’ Associations in India (FPBAI) was held on Saturday, 23 September, 2023, at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi.

SK Ghai of Sterling Publishers Greater Noida was elected unopposed president of FPBAI in the election of office-bearers during the AGM, conducted by election officer Bhupinder Chowdhri, past president of FPBAI and proprietor of The English Book Store, New Delhi.  

“I am grateful to all members for reposing their faith in my person as president, FPBAI. I assured the members that I shall leave no stone unturned for working with dedication along with my team of office bearers for the betterment of the book trade,” Ghai said.

The office-bearers

President, S K Ghai of Sterling Publishers Greater Noida, Immediate past president, Pradeep Arora, Universal Book Traders, Delhi; Patron, SC Sethi, Vangiri Press, New Delhi.

Vice-presidents – North: Vikas Chowdhary of New Light Publishers, New Delhi;  South, M.S. Venkatesh of Educational Supplies, Bangalore; West: Arjun Sachdev of Radiant E Quest Limited, Mumbai; and East: Pankaj Bhagawati of Unique Books, Guwahati.

The honorary secretary is Arunjit Singh Gujral of  Panima Educational Book Agency, New Delhi. Kalpana Shukla of KW Publishers New Delhi is the honorary joint secretary. Treasurer is Ravi Sethi of Empty Canvas Publishers, New Delhi.

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