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45th Chennai book fair concludes, 15 lakh people participated

- March 7, 2022

Chennai, March 7 (BPNS)

The 45th Chennai book fair held at the YMCA grounds, Nandanam, Chennai from February 16th concluded on March 6, Sunday. According to the organizers, Book Sellers and Publishers Association (BSAPA) around 15 lakh people participated in the book fair.

The organizers said that books worth Rs 12 crore were sold during the book fair held for 19 days in Chennai.

The book fair which was held after a gap of two years following the Covid 19 pandemic has seen a large number of students and youngsters, according to the organisers.

President of BSAPA, S. Vairavan while speaking to BPNS said, “ This year was marked with the presence of a large number of youngsters in the fair including school children and we are happy that the young generation is showing their interest in books. Books on skill development, spirituality, English novels, and language oriented books and carrier-related were sold like hotcakes.”

The BSAPA president also said that several stalls were arranged in the book fair which depicted the Keeladi photo gallery, old pottery artifacts, Government of Tamil Nadu’s “ Illam Thedi Kalvi” scheme, and many other stalls. He said that these stalls were also a major attraction to the people who reached the fair.

Sculptures of  Lord Budha, C.N. Annadurai, M. Karunanidhi, APJ Abdul Kalam, ‘ Periyar’, EV Ramaswamy, Tiruvallur was a major attraction. These sculptures were sold in large numbers.

The sculptor, Arun Titan while speaking to BPNS said, “ I used to exhibit my sculptures during the previous Chennai book fairs also but this time around the sale was roaring. Thiruvallur and Periyar were the major hits.”

The sculptor also said that the youths of the state have shown more interest in politics after the Jallikattu protests and hence many sculptures were purchased by youngsters.