NBT AT A GLANCE
DURING THE LAST FIVE YEARS (FROM 2005-2011)
Activities During 2005-2006
• Published 1,345 titles including originals, translations and reprints in English and different regional languages of India during the year.
• Organised/Participated in 206 book fairs.
• One National Book Fair organized.
• Organised 17th New Delhi World Book Fair in 2006 in which 38 foreign countries and 1,255 publishers from India participated.
• Participated in 11 book fairs abroad.
• 40 mobile van exhibitions organized.
• 4,000 Reader's Clubs were established.
• 2,416 Book Club members enrolled.
• Four Book Publishing Courses were held at Thiruvananthapuram, Delhi, Goa and Aizawl.
• 64 book-related programmes like workshops, book discussions and seminars etc. were organized.
• Revenue earned from sale of books during the year Rs. 719.82 lakhs.
Activities During 2006-2007
• Published 915 titles including originals, translations and reprints in English and different regional languages of India during the year.
• Organised/Participated in 176 Book Fairs.
• One National Book Fair organized.
• Participated in 7 book fairs abroad. India was the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, 2006.
• 46 Mobile Van Exhibitions organized.
• 4,000 Reader's Clubs were established during the year 2006-07.
• 2,763 Book Club members enrolled.
• Four Book Publishing Courses were held at Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati.
• 65 book-related programmes like workshops, book discussions and seminars etc. were organized.
• Revenue earned from sale of books during the year Rs. 569.50 lakhs.
• Celebrated Golden Jubilee Year during which 33 anthologies of poetry, shortstories and plays were published in various Indian languages.
• AICB-Anne & Arne J. Husveg Braille Literacy Promotion Award 2007 presented to NBT by All India Confederation of the Blind on the occasion of 199th birth anniversary of Louis Braille for its exemplary initiative for making available Braille versions of its publications in Hindi, English and Tamil languages to visually handicapped readers in country.
Activities During 2007-2008
• Published 887 titles in different Indian languages.
• Organised/Participated in 146 Book Fairs.
• Two National Book Fairs in the country organised.
• Organised 18th New Delhi World Book Fair in February 2008 in which 41 foreign countries and 1,301 publishers from India participated. Russia was the Guest of Honour at the 18th New Delhi World Book Fair.
• Conducted various programmes for youth at the Youth Pavilion during 18th New Delhi World Book Fair, February 2008.
• 'In Words and in Deeds', An International Rights Exhibition of Works on and by Mahatma Gandhi at the special Gandhi Pavilion was organised during the 18th NDWBF 2008. The exhibition displayed a wide range of books of more than 160 publishers in various Indian languages including English on Mahatma Gandhi.
• Participated in 10 book fairs abroad.
• 33 Mobile Van Exhibitions organized.
• 7,227 Book Club members enrolled.
• Four Book Publishing Courses were held at Aurangabad, Delhi, Patna and Imphal.
• 32 book-related programmes like workshops, book discussions and seminars etc. were organized.
• Revenue earned from sale of books during the year Rs. 758.61 lakhs.
• Organised Golden Jubilee Seminar on 'Scenario of Indian Publishing in New Millennium'
• Organised STM Conference at New Delhi in February 2008 in collaboration with Frankfurt.
• NBT has been holding regular meetings of BOT and EC.
• New series like Indian Literature Series, Popular Social Science Series, Autobiography Series, Afro-Asian Series etc. have been introduced.
• Provided Grant-in-Aid to various institutions.
• Redesigned the website of the NBT.
Activities During 2008-2009
• Published 1,219 titles in different Indian languages.
• Organised/Participated in around 150 Book Fairs and Exhibitions.
• Two National Book Fairs in the country organised.
• Participated in seven book fairs abroad.
• 32 Mobile Van Exhibitions organized.
• 6,124 Book Club members enrolled.
• 5,000 Reader's Clubs were established during the year 2008-09.
• Published 90 books for visually handicapped in Braille.
• Revenue earned from sale of books during the year Rs. 992.06 lakhs.
• Around 58 book-related programmes like workshops, book discussions and seminars etc. were organized.
• Three Book Publishing Courses were held at Shillong, Delhi, and Mizoram.
• Shifted from A-5, Green Park, New Delhi - 110016 to its new office premises 'Nehru Bhawan', 5 Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj Phase II, New Delhi 110070.
• 51st Foundation Day of NBT celebrated on 1st August 2008 during which various Golden Jubilee Anthologies in several regional languages were released.
• Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Arjun Singh inaugurated Nehru Bhawan on 12th December 2008 and also released titles under Golden Jubilee Anthologies and Braille version of the titles published by the Trust. He also unveiled the National Action Plan for the Readership Development among the Youth (NAPRDY) to focus on the reading needs of the young readers in the age group of 15-25.
• Organised National Book Week from 14 November to 20 November 2008, throughout India to create book awareness and reading habit.
• A photo exhibition on the first Education Minister of India, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, titled 'Architect of Modern Education in India' was displayed at the premises of NBT during National Book Week, 2008.
• Automation of Library-cum-Documentation Centre of National Centre for Children's Literature that will link it with the larger library network of the world.
Activities During 2009-2010
• National Book Trust, India was an official co-partner of London Book Fair organised at Earls Court, London from 20-22 April 2009. NBT participated in the fair with three major components:
a) Promotion of the 19th New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) among international publishers and exhibitors with a view to increase their participation in NDWBF;
b) Promotion of its Golden Jubilee Post-Independence Anthologies of Poetry, Short Stories and Plays published in all major as well as some smaller Indian languages among international publishers interested in taking them up for translations under their India specific programmes or under their modern literature in translation programmes or under their other suitable publishing initiatives.
c) Promotion of NBT's International Rights Catalogue of the Works on and by Mahatma Gandhi that was prepared on the basis of International Rights Exhibition IN WORDS AND IN DEEDS organised by the Trust during 18th New Delhi World Book Fair, 2008. The Rights Catalogue contains copyrights details of around 700 titles and represents the publications of more than 150 publishers.
• Noted lyricist and litterateur Gulzar kicked off a joint NBT – UNICEF project titled Documenting Oral Storytelling Tradition (DOST) to document oral storytelling tradition of India with an objective to create a treasure house of literature for children in the form of books as well as technologically advanced talking books in a meeting held at India International Centre on 6 May 2009.
• On the occasion of its 52nd Foundation Day, the Trust in collaboration with Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi organized Delhi Book Festival from 1st August 2009 to 9th August 2009 at Jamia Millia Islamia Campus, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi.
• Participated in 22nd Moscow International Book Fair where India was the Guest of Honour country. A delegation of 13 renowned litterateurs representing different Indian languages also participated.
• Opened a new bookstore at Asaf Ali Road, Delhi on 30th September 2009. Shri Arvinder Singh Lovely, Education Minister of Delhi, inaugurated the bookstore.
• Organised National Book Week celebrations from 14 November to 20 November 2009, throughout India. Also held weeklong National Children's Book and Activity Fair at Nehru Bhawan. The theme of the fair was Celebrating Science in Everyday Life. Book exhibition for school children in 49 schools of Delhi and NCR was also held.
Activities During 2010-2011
• Published 2314 titles during the year, in English and Hindi, and in other major Indian languages, which included originals, translations, revised editions as well as reprints.
• Organised 18 regional book fairs.
• Organised three National Book Fairs — 36th National Book Fair in Ranchi, 37th National Book Fair in Lucknow and 38th National Book Fair in Patna.
• Organised the first of the series of Delhi Weekend Book Bazaar in Delhi University and held literary and cultural programmes there.
• Participated in 7 International Book Fairs namely Sharjah, Beijing, Nepal, Dhaka, Cairo, Jerusalem and Bologna.
• As the nodal agency for the Guest of Honour Presentation, NBT coordinated the GHP programme at Beijing when India was chosen as the Guest of Honour Country at the Beijing International Book Fair. NBT also put up a special exhibit of books from India. In addition we organised a number of literary as well as cultural programmes there.
• Under NBT's grant-in-aid programme, 226 NGOs were benefited.
• Held training courses in Book Publishing at Delhi, Vijaywada, Agartala, Pune and Silchar.
• Held Pustak Parikramas in 1662 exhibition points in India.
• NCCL organised 43 events across India including Jharkhand, Srinagar, Dehradun, Ranchi and Rourkela.
• During the National Book Week, a National Seminar on "My Children, My Literature" was held at Nehru Bhawan. It was inaugurated by Shri Dinesh Mishra and the Chief Guest was Shri Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, eminent Bangla writer.
Revenue generated during the year — 2702.97 lakh.
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