“Vanishing ‘palaathi’ or ‘kholo’ of mothers is cause of worry” (Video)
Ahmedabad, 12 May 2012
The first edition of Amdavad national book fair was not limited to just book sale.
Like Jaipur literary festival, here was a parallel session running on literary activities, and talks by authors. The fair was organized for the first time this year, and therefore the literary sessions were limited to the authors from various parts of Gujarat, but hopefully in next few years, the literary section of the book fair will expand further.
Concluding function of the book fair witnessed a talk delivered by popular author Gunvant Shah(Vadodara) among others. Response to this session was so well, that there was not a single seat left vacant, and people were standing in crowds to listen to the authors. The floor was tightly full of people.
In his speech ‘hu ane chintan’ Shri Gunvant Shah started his talk by expressing worries over speedily vanishing ‘palaathi’ (a cross leg sitting style) among mothers. He later talked on multiple subjects including ‘tension’.
Shri Shah thanked the Municipal Commissioner of Ahmedabad and said the book fair is ‘sanskar yagna’. He said Ahmedabad is the second Municipal Corporation that organizes a book fair. Surat Municipal Corporation organizes similar book fair annually. “But Vadodara – though it is known as Sanskar nagari – does not host such book fair, but soon Gujarat will be infected by Ahmedabad(in this subject).”
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