26TH Sonarpur Book Fair
The 26thYear Theme Of The Year
This is what we can speak of with immense pleasure and a little pride.Sonarpur Book Fair with 25 year's outstanding continuity is one of the most phenomenal events of the state.This is considered to be the most popular book fair next to Kolkata Book Fair.The book fair with its own inherited character has already redefined the expression of festivity. A district of the state is chosen each year as the theme of that year's book fair whereof the fair areana speaks and reflects the History,Heritage,Human Resources of the part of the state.This is a unique feature.
The 26TH Sonarpur Book Fair commences on the evening of 11th December 2015 and shall conclude on the night of 20th December 2015.
The themeof the year is East Medinipur. East Medinipur was formed on January1,2002 after the partition of Midnapur into Purba Medinipur & Paschim Medinipur .And what is more important is that this is the richest neighbour of our own district South 24 Parganas.
There has been a proposal for renaming the district of East Medinipur as Tamralipta for long.Tamluk the present district headquarter reminds us of the ancient port city of Tamralipta and also of the National Tamralipta Government once established during the historic QuitIndiaMovement.And,quiteobviously,the district also reminds us of theNandigram Tragedy of 2007.
The challenge is big, and we shall leave no stone unturned so as to meet into the same. The images and imageries of Purba Medinipur and as well shall be there in all segments and in day to day events of the fair.
The 26th book fair is expected to outshine our all previous records as far as the crowd capacity is concerned. Thousands of book-lovers from the district and its neighborhood shall be converging in human waves during the ten-day festivity.
Exhibition on East Medinipur
– this will be a fantastic collage of pictures, models, documents, etc. as to how the city was born, the long journey from a trivial settlement to present day metropolis, old landscapes, old architecture
OTHER SPECIAL PROGRAMMES
* Purba Medinipur Divas *Felicitation of Eminent Personalities *Cultural Programmes,Seminars,Exhibition etc
PUBLISHING PROGRAMME ON THE INAUGURAL DAY
*Purba Medinipur as we see it & other Books * Special Issue of Anubhab Weekly Newspaper * Souvenier -26th Sonarpur Book Fair,2015
- Main Complex comprising hundred bookstalls, the theme pavilion, children’s pavilion, Little Magazine Pavilion
- Exhibition on Purba Medinipur
- Education Park & Science Pavilion
- Government and Corporate Houses
- Amusement Park with thrilling rides
- Food Park
- Cultural Stage for a thousand spectators
|Events Already Scheduled|
|Daily Quiz in the evening
||11th Dec to 20th Dec, 2015 at Main Pavilion
|Run for Books
||13th Dec 2015, Sunday Morning – the run begins from Champahati
(Secondary & Higher Secondary Level)
|13th Dec 2015, Sunday, 5.00 pm – Cultural Stage
|Sit and Draw Competition
||13th Dec 2015, Sunday, 1.00 pm – Cultural Stage
|Seminar on burning Issues
||15.12.2015 &18.12.2015, 7 pm – Cultural Stage
|School Quiz (two in a team)
||20th Dec 2015, Sunday, 2.00 pm – Cultural Stage
|General Quiz (two in a team)
||19th Dec 2015,Saturday, 1.00 pm – Cultural Stage
|Mock Assembly Session
(For school, two in a team)
|19th Dec 2015,Saturday, 05‐30 pm – Cultural Stage
|Solo and Group Performance
||11th – 20th Dec, 2014, Evening – Cultural Stage