“The credibility of books will never end”

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Books are the most reliable companions and their credibility will never end, said Hindi poet Rajesh Joshi. He was speaking on the day of the inauguration of the eight-day book fair, Kitab Utsav, at the Mahadevi Verma Auditorium in Hindi Bhawan on Monday evening.

Senior writers Kailashchand Pant, Govind Mishra and Rajesh Joshi opened the event, organized by Rajkamal Prakashan Group, New Delhi. There is no substitute for books and good books and good literature help in the overall development of human beings, the literati said.

Pant said, “There are many problems facing man today. The erosion of his senses is also a problem. Books are an essential tool for men’s mental health and sensitivity. We are happy that the exhibition gives us the opportunity to collect good books for ourselves.

Author Govind Mishra said: “This is the age of technology. Now the books are also available on iPad. But books printed on paper always attract.

Chairman of the Rajkamal Prakashan Group, Ashok Maheshwari, said, “The country celebrates Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and we have also decided to organize book festivals and exhibitions in different cities during the 75th year of its establishment. It started in Bhopal.

An interaction with poet Rajesh Joshi took place as part of the Kavi ki Vartani program, centered on Joshi’s 76th birthday.

Different literary activities such as interaction with authors, book launches and recitation sessions of poems and stories will be organized. Hindi books from many publishers will be available at the fair, which remains open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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