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India to be Guest of Honour country at ADIBF 2019

Date: 12 April 2019 Tags: India & World

United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced that India will be Guest of Honour country at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) 2019 to be held from 24th to 30th April 2019. This international fair aims to highlight UAE’s rich heritage, showcasing its authenticity and modernity, as well as its cultural and literary output.

 ADIBF 2019

The book fair will celebrate India, with its authentic culture, arts, heritage and knowledge-based traditions. Indian Pavilion at this fair will host Indian writers, authors and literary scholars who will serve as ambassadors for the literature and art of their country.

Significance

  • India’s selection as Guest of Honour at this international book fair underscores deep ties between India and Arab world and the long-standing UAE-India relationship.
  • It signifies that India’s power is not limited to its economy or its universally admired film industry, but there is also great strength in its cultural output, boasting as it does some 16,000-plus publishers.
  • India’s participation in fair is expected to attract significant increase in number of visitors with various events and activities which will be held throughout the entire duration of ADIBF.