The city witnessed the inauguration of a four-day book fair today, drawing a significant number of young enthusiasts eager to explore their favorite reads. Notably, the youth are showing a growing interest in books centered around spirituality and religion, with works delving into the lives of figures like Swami Vivekananda, Ramchandra Paramhans, and Osho becoming particularly popular. Classics such as Ramcharitmanas have also found a place among the top choices of the youth.
Providing insights into the book fair, organizer Rahul Pandey revealed that the Load the Box event is organized in conjunction with the Vidarbha Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, scheduled to run from December 7th to December 10th. The fair has extended invitations to the city’s literary figures, book enthusiasts, students, and the general public. Notably, there is a substantial collection of engaging content for young children, aiming to divert their attention from the digital world to the enchanting realm of books.
In an era where individuals are increasingly entangled in the web of mobile phones, the book fair seeks to not only enrich knowledge but also provide a sense of tranquility that books uniquely offer. Rahul Pandey emphasized that the objective of the fair is to bring people back to the world of books, steering them away from the distractions of the mobile world.
The book fair showcases a diverse array of literature, featuring stories, poetry, cooking, literature, fantasy, children’s literature, and more. Best-selling books and motivational works by renowned authors are also prominent attractions. Biographies of eminent figures like Bhagat Singh and Veer Savarkar have gained significant traction among the youth.
Rahul Pandey highlighted that the youth find a sense of solace and curiosity about their history through these books, reflecting a desire to delve into the intricacies of their heritage. As the youth aspire to understand their history in detail, the book fair provides a platform for them to satiate their curiosity and embrace the world of literature.