HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: With the theme, Education For Positive Change, the 16th Nepal Education and Book Fair 2012 began from July 6 at the Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall.
The exhibition features 70 bookstalls and 50 educational stalls from national and international institutions. Apart from that, the fair includes seminars, interactions with author, activities for children and more. The fair has books for various fields like Information Technology, academics, entertainment, banking, philosophy, literature, training materials, fiction, non-fiction, dictionaries and more.
About the exhibition Santosh Chhetry, Executive Director of Global Exposition and Management Services Pvt Ltd (GEMS Events) the organiser of the fair, informed, “Besides regular exposition, we also have counselling for parents and Dermatoglyphics Multiple Intelligence Test (DMIT) which determines the intelligence and the learning ability of any individual which is carried on by the means of fingerprints.”
Prakash Jung Thapa, Director of The Bright EduCare, who is conducting the test shared, “Book fair is important to everyone where book enthusiasts get information about the kind of books available in the market. Moreover, the satisfaction one gets from reading a book cannot be equalled by searching on the net.”
Likewise, Pratik Dhakal author and a visitor at the fair expressed, “I am a regular visitor at book fairs and this year I have not seen many visitors — may be due to the vacation in schools and colleges. And I found repetition of similar books from the last year.”
The fair is on till July 14.