New Delhi: The 22nd Neyveli Book Fair, organized by NLC India Ltd. was inaugurated by Hon’ble Mr. Justice R. Subramanian, Judge, High Court of Madras, Chennai on 05th July, 2019 in the presence of Rakesh Kumar, CMD and Functional Directors of NLCIL.This Book Fair will be thrown open to public for 10 days, upto 14th July 2019. In his Inaugural address, Hon’ble Justice R Subramanian commended NLCIL for honouring eminent writers, publishers and encouraging new upcoming writers by releasing their books as part of the Book Fair. While mentioning the world’s premier Book Fair at Frankfurt, Germany, he drew parallels with the Neyveli Book Fair, saying that both the Book Fairs make avenues for readers to interact with Publishers and Writers. He also extolled the efforts of NLCIL to bring more than 150 Book Publishers under one roof in a non-cosmopolitan area and that this has helped to serve the society by creating an effective knowledge hub. Hon’ble Justice honoured Karan Karki, Chennai, selected for the Best Writer award, M/s. Kannadasan Pathipagam, Chennai, the Best Publisher and released the Book Titled “Oththa Pulla Naan” a collection of poems written by R Mohan, CGM,CSR,NLCIL. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepRakesh Kumar, the President of the function, stressed the importance of books as a catalyst in carrying knowledge, information and culture from sages and acting as bridge between cultures. He emphasized the significance of Parents and Teachers being a role model in this digital era to inculcate the habit of book reading among children. He informed that, as part of the celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, NLCIL had put up a special stall on Mahatma Gandhi’s Life and his writings. NLC India Limited with its motto ‘Creating Wealth for Wellbeing’ is contributing its might to the society through various welfare schemes and projects and is continuously striving to bring about a tangible change in the lives of the community. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsEducation is a key focus area of NLCIL’s CSR initiatives and events like the Neyveli Book Fair act as a bridge to connect the literary world with budding minds of children. Besides honouring of one eminent writer and one renowned book publisher, one new book will be released on each day the book fair. Rakesh Kumar, CMD, NLCIL, R Vikraman, Director (HR), NNM Rao, Director (P&P), Shaji John, Director (Power), Senior officials of NLCIL besides eminent and senior officials from the Central and State governments will participate in the event. The Book Fair concludes on 14th July 2019.