First ever Virtual Edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair 2021 concludes successfully

“VAN” (Delhi Bureau) :: Virtual Edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) 2021 successfully concluded on 09 March 2021. NDWBF is a much awaited annual calendar event for booklovers. The virtual edition of NDWBF 2021 made it possible for readers from other nations to visit the fair.

The book fair was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister of Education – Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on 5 March 2021 on a virtual mode.

The exhibition platform, with a 360 degree view environment and an interactive interface as is in a physical fair.

The NDWBF Virtual was visited by booklovers from about 70 countries, including US, UK, UAE, Canada, France, Germany, Singapore, Brazil, Nigeria, Netherlands, visited NDWBF to browse books of their choice and watch the various literary and cultural events.

The theme for NDWBF 2021 was NEP-2020, and it was the first 4-day virtual event based around NEP-2020. More than 30 programs, including webinars, panel discussions, book launches, interactive sessions, international dialogues were organized to discuss the various aspects pertaining to the new education policy.

Over 72 speakers and moderators from India and abroad participated the sessions that had a cumulative run time of almost 35 hrs.

As the NDWBF2021 was being organized on the virtual mode and the website was available for access round the clock, it was ensured that no visitor missed his choice of session due to time constraints.

With more than 165 e-stalls, both Indian and foreign, visitors were spoilt for choice as they browsed and purchased their favourite books. During the four days of the NDWBF 2021, the website had a hit of more than 2.8 million with hundreds of business sessions and book orders.

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