A permanent book fair is expected to be established in the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium complex in Hyderabad.
“Books are the key to both the past and the future. To promote the habit of reading books, we will organize a permanent book fair in Ravindra Bharathi, ”Minister of Culture V. Srinivas Goud said at the inauguration of the 34th Hyderabad Book Fair at the stadium NTR Saturday afternoon. However, he did not specify a timetable for the project.
“Books were the driving force behind the creation of Telangana because Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is an avid reader. Books are like weapons, ”Mr. Goud said.
Earlier, the minister was greeted by folk performers who stood in the sun for almost three hours and then presented their skills to a few bureaucrats.
“Good news doesn’t go viral on WhatsApp or social media. A few seconds of bad human behavior goes viral. People who spread fake news cannot write books. They will be beaten if they do, ”Mr. Goud said, asking young people to pick up books instead of cell phones.
Speaking at the launch of the fair, author Juloori Gouri Shankar said, “We will organize book fairs in the inner regions of Telangana. We’re going to take it to the neighborhoods so that people can start reading big books. ”
The book fair at NTR Stadium will continue until December 28.