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New Delhi, Sept. 17

The Twelfth Delhi Book Fair got off to a start on Saturday with the Delhi Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit, reminding the publishers of the responsibility for producing good books and offering the Government's unstinted support to the industry in fostering a conducive milieu for spread of knowledge.

In her inaugural address at the launching of the Book Fair here, Ms Dikshit said that in today's world when the mind was bombarded with all sorts of information, one must find some time for books, which remain the ultimate source of stable knowledge and wisdom.

In his welcome address, the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) Chairman and Managing Director, Mr N.N. Khanna, highlighted the salient features of the fair and said that over 300 exhibitors, including those from overseas, were taking part in the fair spread over a net display area of 6,000 sq.mtrs. On the occasion, poet M. Javed Akhtar was the Guest of Honour.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated September 18, 2006)
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