India is a diverse country speaking over 122 major languages. UAE is the second home for over two million Indians. It was the moment of pride for all Indians when India was the guest of honour at the 29th Abudhabi International Book Fair. Many literary and cultural events have performed at the India Pavillion at the ADNEC, Abudhabi. National Book Trust of India was responsible for the literary events organised at the India Pavillion.
‘Granth Tumachya Daari..’ (Books at your doorstep) is an initiative started by the Kusumagraj Trust, Nashik which brings books closer to the readers. It runs in many countries. It is serving Marathi book lovers in the UAE for the last five years. National Book Trust gave ‘Granth Tumachya Daari…’ an opportunity to conduct one literary event for Marathi and Konkani speakers in the UAE.
An hour-long session began by introducing attendees with Jnanpith Award-winning authors along with few other eminent writers from Marathi and Konkani Literature. Kids participated by performing on various Marathi children’s songs in Marathi. The audience enjoyed the entire session.
We are thankful to the National Book Trust of India for this opportunity.
Media Coverage in Marathi Language:
Policenama Online Edition Kolhapur & Satara
Janasthan Online Newspaper Nashik
Divya Marathi Nashik
Granth Tumachya Dari, UAE