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Northeast book fair kicks off

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Nov 2016 12:00 AM GMT


GUWAHATI, Nov 3: The 18th Northeast Book fair, organized by All Assam Publishers and Book Seller Association, was iugurated today at Assam Engineering Institute Ground here by noted novelist Nirupama Borgohain at a glittering function in the presence of hundreds of bibliophiles.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal was scheduled to iugurate the book fair but Sonowal skipped the function due to some other engagements. Bargohain who was persuaded by organizers to light the iugural lamp in place of the CM, complained about being a “substitute for the absent Chief Minister”.

Terming the absence “an insult”, Bargohain cautioned against inviting politicians to future functions related to literature. The iugural function was also attended by tiol Book Trust Director (NBT) Rita Choudhury.

Speaking on the occasion, Choudhury talked about the schemes adopted by NBT to uplift young writers. She appealed to the below-40, female, unpublished writers to approach the NBT for publication of their work. A total of 90 publishing houses from across the country, including New Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Ludhia, have taken part in the Book Fair.

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