New Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari today formally inaugurated a four-day book fair organised by the Mathrubhumi media group here.
The fair, hosted by the Kerala-based Mathrubhumi Group of Publications in association with Lalit Kala Akademi, Sahitya Akademi and Sangeet Natak Akademi, began yesterday at Rabindra Bhavan near Mandi House.
Congratulating the organisers for the initiative, Ansari said that the book publishing industry was flourishing in the country despite many people spending most of their time on computers and social media.
Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha P J Kurien was also present on the occasion.
The book fair is hosting about 10,000 titles in Malayalam and English from various publishers. A series of cultural events followed the inauguration.