Update: The 2011 Darsana Book fair will be held from 28th January – 06th February at Thirunakkara Grounds.
With 60 hours to the launch, preparations are scaling high at Nagampadom Maidan. Bare structures of pavilions & stages are setup and the 10-day programme schedule is finalized. Publicity efforts are in full swing with banners and hoardings all over the town and suburbs.
This year, it’s a many-in-one event. An Educational exhibition lasting 5 days from the opening day (27th November till 1st December) and an exhibition on Malayalam Printing & Publishing lasting 8 days (28th November till 5th December) are arranged. The educational fair will see a large number of professional institutions as the participants. And the Printing & Publishing exhibition titled “Aksharam, Achadi, Arivu” is done jointly by Darsana Cultural Centre and Dept. of Publications, M.G. University.
Early responses assure the organizers a grand success. Schools and Colleges have expressed immense interest. And the Media is already abuzz with the event.
The fair will be inaugurated by the legendary film-maker, Mr. Adoor Gopalakrishnan. The inaugural ceremony will start by 2pm on 27th November (Friday).
More programme highlights to follow. Watch our special tag – bookfair09