Anna-effect on Delhi World Book Fair
IAC News Service
New Delhi, Feb 25:
The ‘20th New Delhi World Book Fair’ in the capital began on Saturday at the Pragati Maidan. The nine-day book fair, being held Feb 25-March 4, is likely to pick up from Sunday. A special pavilion at stall number -276, Hall No-11, set up by Public Cause Research Foundation (PCRF) has exhibited books, CDs and DVDs related to Anna Hazare, a photo book having series of photographs related to India Against Corruption (IAC) movement and newly launched IAC card. In this special pavilion, IAC volunteers will also highlight the details of benefits of forming the Discussion Forum (Anna Charcha Samooh) in every municipal ward in cities and in every village to start up a two way direct communication between Jan Lokpal movement and the people of India.
Interestingly, the first day of the Book Fair itself has garnered a good response from visitors, indicating thousands of people, under the effect of Anna and the IAC movement will throng the fair. “I decided to visit the PCRF pavilion on the first day itself as I knew the first day will have thin crowd. I liked the concept of IAC card that will provide me opportunity to receive messages on this movement on daily basis on my mobile phone,” said Urvashi, a college student.
“The focus will be establishing a two-way interaction with people. As we are now prepare for the long battle ahead, we want to open up new direct communication mechanisms with the people of India for communication. We have been receiving great response from the people,” said a IAC volunteer.
IAC has also launched IAC card. “IAC card is available at our pavilion in Rs 20. People will be provided a PIN number for registering their mobile number to receive a sms on daily basis in the language preferred by them,” added the volunteer.
IAC is part of 1,300 exhibitors at 2,500 stalls from 30 countries. The IAC stall has all the literature related to Jan Lokpal Bill. “Whoever is coming are showing keen interest in books related to Anna and Lokpal. They want to know how to set up their own Discussion Groups,” said another volunteer.