Publishers and Booksellers Guild is going to organised the world’s largest attended book fair in the
International Kolkata Book Fair
News Desk, News Nation 360: They are pleased to announce that, the International Kolkata Book Fair recognised by the International Publishers Association, Geneva, will be inaugurated on 30 January, 2023 afternoon and will continue till 12 February, 2023. The fair will be inaugurated by our Chief Guest, Honorable Chief Minister of West Bengal, Smt. Mamata Banerjee and other dignitaries. They are deeply indebted to the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Smt Mamata Banerjee. After 45 long years of the International Kolkata Book Fair, the Book Fair got its own address by Hon’ble Chief Minister as ‘Boimela Prangan’ who announced this nomenclature from the central dais of the inaugural ceremony of IKBF 2022. They also acknowledge the all out support received from Government of West Bengal and Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation as a whole. They are also grateful to the noted artist Suvaprasanna, who designed the logo of ‘Boimela Prangan’. They are honoured to announce that the Focal Theme Country of the 46th International Kolkata Book Fair 2023 will be -- Spain. This will be their second appearance in the International Kolkata Book Fair as the Theme Country. Earlier it was in 2006, they fondly remember that in 2006 at the Spanish Pavilion of the IKBF, the Embassy of Spain in India signed a MOU with Calcutta University, after which the Government of Spain started providing a lecturer for the Spanish Language Department. In addition to that, the international examination DELE (Diplomas of Spanish as Foreign Language) started in Kolkata, conducted by Instituto Cervantes, Government of Spain. They are extremely happy and privileged to have with them H.E. Mr José María Ridao Domínguez, Ambassador of Spain in India along with other dignitaries. They believe that Spain’s participation as the Theme will strengthen the cultural bonding between the two great countries. The international complex will also have the presence of the UK, USA, Japan, Vietnam, France, Thailand, Australia, Argentina, Guatemala, Mexico, Cuba, Peru, other Latin American countries and Bangladesh. Publishers from the States of India like Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Telengana, Odisha along with the Little Magazines will also be an integral part of the event. 9th Kolkata Literature Festival (KLF) will be held from 9 to 11 February 2023. There will be many engrossing sessions, panel discussions on literature, film, drama, music, dance, and many more.
Pic : Krishnendu Kundu
Report : Anustup Kundu